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Asian Pear Culture in Alabama
Arlie Powell, David Himelrick, Robert C Ebel
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Pages / Length: 6
Publication Date: 04/10/2002

Asian pears—introduced to the United States in the 1800s— originated in China and Japan. Often referred to as apple-pears because of their crisp and juicy texture and apple-like flavor, Asian pears are not crosses between apples and pears. This six-page publication details the Asian pear’s origin and history, types and varieties, hardiness and chilling requirements, spacing and pollination, training and pruning, and harvesting and marketing. Includes photos and a table of common varieties evaluated in grower trials in Alabama.