Pyrus pyrifoliaSummer. Kikusi x Kimizukawase. Hort Res Stn, Yatabe, Japan, 1967.
Medium-sized round-oblate yellowish-brown russeted fruit with crisp juicy fine-textured very sweet flesh. One of the earliest to ripen each year. Pennsylvania grower and Asian pear aficionado Ike Kerschner considers this a great pear. Keeps about 6 weeks in refrigeration. Shinsui is translated as ‘new water,’ ‘adoration,’ ‘inundation’ and more. It is also the pseudonym of one of Japan’s most famous 20th-c. artists, Ito Shinsui (1888-1972). Z4/5. (2½-6' bare-root trees)
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Although partly self-fruitful, pollinators are recommended. The varieties we offer will pollinate one another. Some European pears, notably Bartlett, will also act as pollinators. Plant 15–20' apart.