Know before you grow:


It is very important that you up-pot your plant to a larger container as soon as possible when it arrives. Your plant's new container should have a couple of drainage holes, and should be at least a couple gallons larger than the nursery pot. Check out our up-potting video for detailed instructions on how to ensure a happy healthy new home for your plant.


Asian pears require a pollinator. If received an Asian pear tree from us, we made sure that whatever other plant we sent with it is a pollinator. It is important that, to facilitate proper pollination, these trees are kept no more than 50 feet from one another.

Let the sun shine


Asian pear trees need a minimum of 8 hours of direct sunlight per day for good growth and fruit production. However, in areas with intense sun and heat, some afternoon shade can be beneficial to prevent leaf scorch and fruit sunburn.


Asian pear trees can tolerate temperatures between -20°F and 100°F. If your area is experiencing prolonged temperatures above 100°F, consider moving your apple tree somewhere partially protected from the sun, and keep the pot shaded to not overheat the roots.

Get this girl a drink!


Asian pear trees should be watered deeply about once a week. Water until the soil is saturated and water comes out of the drainage holes. Let the container dry until the soil is dry to the touch 1-2inches down. A plant that has wilted can be receiving either too much or too little water.


Your plant should have come with both a compressed potting soil, and a soluable fast-acting plant food. Fertilize your plant once in spring (during re-potting can be a great time) by mixing ½ tablespoon of fertilizer with ½ gallon of water, and again at the end of spring.

Measure twice, cut once

June Drop

"June drop" is a common phenomenon in Asian pear trees where the tree naturally sheds some of its fruit in early summer, usually in June, before it is ripe. This is a natural way for the tree to regulate the number of fruit it can support and ensure proper growth and development of the remaining fruit. Don't worry if your fruit start dropping! This is a natural and healthy process for the tree.


When your tree starts producing a decent amount of fruit, it can be beneficial to prune some of the fruit before it ripens to ensure a healthy harvest. The rule of thumb is to keep a fist-sized space between fruits, and prune any crowding fruits. It can be heartbreaking - we know! But if your tree is over-producing fruit, the result will be quantity over quality. You don't want to end up with a ton of fruit that isn't good to eat.

Chill Out

Overwintering (down to -20°F)

In the winter, Asian pear trees go into dormancy. They can stay outside, unprotected from the cold down to -20°F. It may be beneficial to group all your plants together and cover them with bags of leaves, old burlap sacks, or

Overwintering (below to -20°F)

If your local temps dip below -20°, your plant should be protected from the cold. Bringing your Asian pear tree into an unheated garage or unheated greenhouse, keeping it in a cool, dark, dry place.

Yummy Stuff

Ripening and Harvest

Asian pears ripen on the tree, but if they are harvested when they are mature but not fully ripe, they will continue to ripen off the tree. After harvesting, keep them in a cool dry place to extend their shelf life.

Pests and Disease

Your fruit isn't just delicious for you, lots of other critters would be happy to get their hands on your hard work. Pests and diseases vary greatly depending on region, so we suggest you take advantage of your local resources. If you can't determine what is ailing your plant by googling the symptoms, give a call to your local county agricultural extension office.