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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.

Is Indoor Plant?

No

These month by month plant care tasks are for plants in the following zones :
Sunset Zones : 22, 23, 24
USDA Zones :
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Plant Care Instruction

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    • January
    • February
    • March
    • April
    • May
    • June
    • July
    • August
    • September
    • October
    • November
    • December
    January
    1. Buy

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Fertilize lightly with a balanced fertilizer.
    4. Water

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

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

    Water regularly during the growing season.
    2. Mulch

    Mulch to conserve water use.
    April
    1. Water

    Water regularly during the growing season.
    May
    1. Water

    Water regularly during the growing season.
    June
    1. Water

    Water regularly during the growing season.
    2. Mulch

    Mulch to conserve water use.
    July
    1. Water

    Water regularly during the growing season.
    2. Harvest

    Harvest Asian Pears when fully ripe and sweet.
    August
    1. Water

    Water regularly during the growing season.
    2. Harvest

    Harvest Asian Pears when fully ripe and sweet.
    September
    1. Water

    Water regularly during the growing season.
    2. Mulch

    Mulch to conserve water use.
    3. Harvest

    Harvest Asian Pears when fully ripe and sweet.
    October
    1. Water

    Water regularly during the growing season.
    November
    1. Water

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

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

    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?

    January

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

    February

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

    Fertilize

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

    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?

    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?

    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.

    March

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

    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.

    Mulch

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

    March

    Mulch to conserve water use.

    June

    Mulch to conserve water use.

    September

    Mulch to conserve water use.

    Harvest

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

    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.

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