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Shinseiki (New Century)
20th Century (Nijisseiki)
Best-known Asian pear. Medium-size fruit with firm white flesh and refreshingly bold, sweet-tart appeal. Green to greenish-yellow smooth skin with some lenticels. Moderately vigorous, upright tree growth. Productive. Storage life is approx. 5 months. Heavy thinning required for best size.
Large fruit with white flesh and a juicy, crisp, sweet-tart flavor. Green to yellow-green skin with large lenticels. Vigorous upright tree growth to large size. Moderately productive. Storage lifeis approx. 9 months. Excellent pollenizer for Ya Li. Pear-shaped (pyriform) Chinese pear.
Very large to large fruit with a full-bodied pear shape (pyriform). Firm, white crisp juicy flesh and a sweet, yet tart flavor. The skin is light to yellowish-green with large lenticels. Tree is medium to large size, upright, with slightly spreading growth. Storage life is 5 to 6 months.