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Tawara Asian Pear

Pyrus 'Tawara Oriental'

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Tawara Asian Pear

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Tawara Asian Pear has an upright oval form with glossy green foliage that looks great all season long. White flowers in spring develop into unusual dark tan to light brown crisp fruit that tastes like a cross between apple and pear. The fruit is excellent for eating or canning. Asian pear cultivars are partially self-fruitful, but better crops are set where two or more cultivars are planted together. European pears or Asian pears, such as 'Seckel', 'Bosc,' or 'Bartlett' can be used for pollination.

Plant Attributes

The Tawara Asian Pear, scientifically known as Pyrus 'Tawara Oriental', is an exquisite fruit-bearing tree indigenous to East Asia. This deciduous tree is well-regarded for its various attributes, ranging from its horticultural appeal to its bountiful and desirable fruit.

The Tawara Asian Pear tree grows to a moderate height, typically ranging from 10 to 18 feet tall, and has a spread of about 8 to 10 feet. It displays a lush, dense canopy of bright green, oval leaves that turn a magnificent yellow in the autumn. The leaves exhibit a glossy sheen on the top surface with a slightly lighter color underneath.

In the spring, the Tawara Asian Pear tree puts on a striking show of delicate white blossoms, which are known to attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies. The flowers give way to large, round, or slightly oblong pears. The fruit has a distinctive russet or golden-brown skin, which is typically thin and smooth. The interior flesh is crisp and juicy, offering a sweet, slightly tart flavor that is loved by many.

Cultivation of the Tawara Asian Pear tree requires full sun exposure and well-draining soil. It's a hardy tree that tolerates a variety of soil types, although it prefers slightly acidic to neutral pH. It has a moderate growth rate and is generally resistant to most pests and diseases, although it can sometimes be susceptible to common pear tree ailments such as fire blight or pear rust.

Overall, the Tawara Asian Pear tree is a robust, beautiful tree that offers many benefits, from its stunning spring blossoms to its delicious and nutritious fruit. It's a lovely choice for those looking to add an ornamental and productive tree to their landscape.

Landscape Use

The Tawara Asian Pear tree is a versatile tree that can be used for various landscaping purposes. Here are some common landscaping uses for this tree:

  1. Ornamental Tree: The Tawara Asian Pear tree is often used as an ornamental tree due to its striking spring blooms, lush foliage, and attractive fruit. It can be planted as a single specimen tree in a lawn or garden bed, or planted in groups to create a beautiful flowering grove.
  2. Edible Landscaping: The fruit of the Tawara Asian Pear tree is not only delicious but also attractive, making it a popular choice for edible landscaping. The tree can be planted in a mixed fruit orchard or incorporated into a vegetable garden or backyard orchard.
  3. Screening Tree: The Tawara Asian Pear tree can be planted as a screening tree to provide privacy or block unsightly views. Its dense foliage and moderate size make it an ideal tree for this purpose.
  4. Shade Tree: The Tawara Asian Pear tree can also be used as a shade tree in smaller yards or urban landscapes. Its moderate size and lush foliage provide ample shade while adding beauty to the landscape.
  5. Wildlife Habitat: The Tawara Asian Pear tree is known to attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies with its showy blooms. The fruit is also a valuable food source for birds and small mammals, making it an excellent choice for wildlife habitat landscaping.

Overall, the Tawara Asian Pear tree is a versatile tree that can be used for many different landscaping purposes. Its ornamental value, delicious fruit, and ecological benefits make it an excellent choice for homeowners and landscapers alike.

Planting & Care

Planting and caring for Tawara Asian Pear trees is relatively easy, but it's important to follow a few basic guidelines to ensure healthy growth and abundant fruit production. Here's what you need to know:

  1. Planting: The best time to plant a Tawara Asian Pear tree is in the spring or fall, when the soil is moist and temperatures are mild. Choose a location that receives full sun exposure and has well-draining soil. Dig a hole that's twice as wide and deep as the root ball, and gently loosen the roots before planting. Water the tree thoroughly after planting, and add a layer of mulch around the base to retain moisture.
  2. Watering: Tawara Asian Pear trees prefer moist, well-drained soil, so be sure to water them regularly, especially during hot, dry weather. Water deeply, but don't let the soil become waterlogged. Mulching around the base of the tree can help retain moisture and reduce the need for frequent watering.
  3. Fertilizing: Tawara Asian Pear trees benefit from regular fertilization to promote healthy growth and fruit production. Apply a balanced fertilizer in the spring before new growth appears, and again in the fall after harvest. Be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions for application rates and timing.
  4. Pruning: Regular pruning is essential to maintain the health and productivity of Tawara Asian Pear trees. Prune in the late winter or early spring while the tree is still dormant. Remove any dead, damaged, or diseased branches, and thin out any crowded or crossing branches. Pruning can also help promote a more open canopy, which can improve air circulation and reduce the risk of disease.
  5. Pest and Disease Control: Tawara Asian Pear trees are generally resistant to most pests and diseases, but they can sometimes be susceptible to common pear tree ailments such as fire blight or pear rust. Monitor the tree regularly for signs of damage or disease, and treat promptly if necessary with appropriate pesticides or fungicides.

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Plant Features

  • Height: 15-18'
  • Width: 8-12'
  • Hardiness Zone: 4-7
  • Heat Zone: 7
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Habit: Upright
  • Flower Color: White
  • Foliage: Green

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