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Chojuro Pear

Chojuro Pear

Staff Favourite! 

Chojuro is Mouse's favourite! To quote them: "The fruit is a lovely combination of plentiful, beautiful, and delicious!"

All staff favourites are offered at 20% the regular retail price. This discount cannot be combined with other quantity discounts and they will receive normal wholesale pricing should they be purchased wholesale. 

History: Chojuro (translated from Japanese as 'plentiful') was found as a chance seedling in the orchard of Toma Tatsujiro in Japan around 1895. From there it became the most popular pear in Japan until modern varieties began to supplant it in the 1950s. In Kawasaki, the city where Toma's orchard was located, a monument still stands to commemorate his work as a pear breeder. Chojuro is the most popular Asian pear in North America.

Why We Grow It: This popular Japanese heritage variety is hard to turn down. The flattish round fruit has russeted brown skin and can be quite large, an excellent quality when the sweet, crisp flesh is said to taste like butterscotch! We recommend picking it when the colours turns yellow-brown so it will store through winter, otherwise it does not keep if allowed to over-ripen on the tree.

      Fruit Specs

      Recommended Use: Fresh eating

      Fruit Size: Medium

      Storage: Keeps until February when stored in cold storage

      Harvest: Mid September

      Perry Class:

      Growing Specs

      Canadian Hardiness Zone: 5

      Soil Preference: Sandy loam, loam, clay loam. Prefers average to moist conditions with well-drained soils, avoid planting anywhere that floods for more than two weeks in the spring.

      Flowering Time: Middle

      Bloom Colour: White

      Pollination Requirements: Requires a pollinator of a different pear variety (European or Asian) that blooms around the same time

      Sun/Shade Requirements:

      Full sun (approx. 8-10 hours of sun daily)

      General Growth Habits:

      Moderately vigourous with a spreading growth habit, has reliable and productive crops, spur-bearing. Somewhat resistant to fireblight. Grows very reliably

      Shipping vs. Pick Up

      CLICK HERE to see how shipping compares to pick up.

      Shipping: Every year we ship thousands of trees across Canada (except BC due to CFIA regulations). We carefully bag roots in damp sawdust, then box them and send them out via courrier. CLICK HERE to see our shipping policy.

      Pick-up: We also have thousands of trees picked up from our nursery each year. The pick-up options is free, though you must wait until you have been emailed a confirmation that your order is ready to pick up, which will have further information such as hours, locations, etc. We really appreciate if you can make an appointment to pick up, then we can be as organized as possible during our busy season.

      Regular price $38.40 CAD
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