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Asian pear
Plant Care Instructions By Steve Brigham

Asian Pears in general have a lower chilling requirement than most European Pears, and so are quite growable in mild-winter climates. In the very mild Southern California coastal climates, it\'s best to grow the varieties with the lowest chill requirements to ensure a good crop. The companions (they pollinate each other) \'Tsu Li\' and \'Ya Li\' require only 300 hours of winter chill (temperatures below 45 degrees F.), which is quite reachable in the colder areas of these climate zones. Another popular self-fruitful variety is \'Shinseiki\', which needs 350-450 hours of chill.

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Sunset Zones : 22, 23, 24
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  • January
    • Buy

        Buy bare-root plants from a reputable nursery to get the varieties you want.

    • Plant

        Plant in full sun in rich, well-drained soil.

    • Water

        Water regularly during dry periods if necessary, but don't over-water.

    • Prune

        Prune lightly during the dormant season to shape trees. Don't prune heavily.

  • February
    • Buy

        Buy bare-root plants from a reputable nursery to get the varieties you want.

    • Plant

        Plant in full sun in rich, well-drained soil.

    • Fertilize

        Fertilize lightly with a balanced fertilizer.

    • Water

        Water regularly during dry periods if necessary, but don't over-water.

    • Prune

        Prune lightly during the dormant season to shape trees. Don't prune heavily.

  • March
    • Water

        Water regularly during the growing season.

    • Mulch

        Mulch to conserve water use.

  • April
    • Water

        Water regularly during the growing season.

  • May
    • Water

        Water regularly during the growing season.

  • June
    • Water

        Water regularly during the growing season.

    • Mulch

        Mulch to conserve water use.

  • July
    • Water

        Water regularly during the growing season.

    • Harvest

        Harvest Asian Pears when fully ripe and sweet.

  • August
    • Water

        Water regularly during the growing season.

    • Harvest

        Harvest Asian Pears when fully ripe and sweet.

  • September
    • Water

        Water regularly during the growing season.

    • Mulch

        Mulch to conserve water use.

    • Harvest

        Harvest Asian Pears when fully ripe and sweet.

  • October
    • Water

        Water regularly during the growing season.

  • November
    • Water

        Water regularly during dry periods if necessary, but don't over-water.

  • December
    • Water

        Water regularly during dry periods if necessary, but don't over-water.

  • Winter
    • Spring
      • Summer
        • Fall
          • Buy

            When's the best time to buy this plant? When can you buy these from seed (if you can)? When is it usually available? What are things to look for when you're buying it? Or anything other tidbit of information you can share!

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            • January

              Buy bare-root plants from a reputable nursery to get the varieties you want.

            • February

              Buy bare-root plants from a reputable nursery to get the varieties you want.

          • Plant

            When's a good time to plant this plant or bulb? Any special planting instructions?

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            • January

              Plant in full sun in rich, well-drained soil.

            • February

              Plant in full sun in rich, well-drained soil.

          • Sow Seeds

            When can you plant these seeds? When's the best time? Can you start them indoors and move them out? Do they have any special requirements?

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            • Fertilize

              When should you fertilize this plant? Which kind of fertilizer do you recommend? Should you use different fertilizers at different times of year?

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              • February

                Fertilize lightly with a balanced fertilizer.

            • Water

              Is there a time to reduce or increase watering? Any special requirements? Things to avoid during certain times of the year?

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              •  Dec
              • January

                Water regularly during dry periods if necessary, but don\'t over-water.

              • February

                Water regularly during dry periods if necessary, but don\'t over-water.

              • March

                Water regularly during the growing season.

              • April

                Water regularly during the growing season.

              • May

                Water regularly during the growing season.

              • June

                Water regularly during the growing season.

              • July

                Water regularly during the growing season.

              • August

                Water regularly during the growing season.

              • September

                Water regularly during the growing season.

              • October

                Water regularly during the growing season.

              • November

                Water regularly during dry periods if necessary, but don\'t over-water.

              • December

                Water regularly during dry periods if necessary, but don\'t over-water.

            • Prune

              When's a good time to prune this plant? How about deadheading, pinching back, trimming or any other grooming? Any special requirements?

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              •  Oct
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              •  Dec
              • January

                Prune lightly during the dormant season to shape trees. Don\'t prune heavily.

              • February

                Prune lightly during the dormant season to shape trees. Don\'t prune heavily.

            • Mulch

              Does this plant need to be mulched? Are there specific types of Mulch which are better for this plant? How much?

              •  Jan
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              •  Aug
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              • March

                Mulch to conserve water use.

              • June

                Mulch to conserve water use.

              • September

                Mulch to conserve water use.

            • Protect

              When and how should you protect this plant from birds, deer, rabbits? Does this plant need be covered, or wrapped or painted or moved?

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              • Pest/Disease Inspection

                What are the common problems this plant will face and when should you look for them to appear?

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                • Treat for Pest/Disease

                  How do you treat the common problems for this plant? What products or concoctions or natural means do you use? Any special requirements?

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                  • Transplant

                    When's the best time to dig up and transplant this from one spot to another? (This is different than planting). Any special requirements?

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                    • Propagate

                      When's a good time to divide, take cuttings, layer or propagate this plant. Any special requirements?

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                      • Harvest

                        When's a good time to harvest this plant? What's the best way to harvest? Are there special requirements or features?

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                        •  Dec
                        • July

                          Harvest Asian Pears when fully ripe and sweet.

                        • August

                          Harvest Asian Pears when fully ripe and sweet.

                        • September

                          Harvest Asian Pears when fully ripe and sweet.

                      • Special requirements

                        Any other requirement for this plant? Is there anything that doesn't fit into the other care categories?

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