Variety description: 'Tsu Li' ('Tse Li' or 'Su Li') is an ancient cultivar of pear from China which originates from Shandong province. Large fruit measures about 3" x 3.5". Green skin with prominent lenticels (pores). As the pears ripen, the skin changes to yellow with brown speckles. Crisp flesh, juicy and sweet with a trace of tartness and distinct aroma. Ripens early October in Connecticut. Fruit stores well. Early blooming, very showy tree. Partially self-fertile, we get a good fruit set every year without cross-pollination from another variety. Yields are increased with cross pollination from another early blooming Asian pear. Grafted onto cold hardy P. ussuriensis seedling rootstock. This tree will reach 25' at maturity.
Site requirements: Full sun location. Asian pears will grow in a range of soil types provided the planting location is well drained. Soil pH of 6.5 is ideal.
Hardiness: USDA zones 5-9.
Plant size: Grafted tree, 2-3 ft. tall with strong central leader.
When we ship:Available for FALL 2016 shipping. Potted plants also available at the nursery this spring.
Shipping restrictions: Cannot ship to Canada.
Organically grown by Cricket Hill Garden, in compliance with CT NOFA Farmer's Pledge.