Pear - Ya scion / bud wood

Pear - Ya scion / bud wood
Botanical name   Pyrus bretschneideri
Rootstock   Pear, Quince with interstock
Variety   Chinese white pear
Details   This Asian pear originated in China but is now grown in various regions around the world.
Price   $3.90  each
Price for 2 or more   $3.50  each if you buy 2 or more
Tags     pear  scion 
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The name "Ya pear" comes from the Chinese word "Ya" which means "duck" in reference to the fruit's shape.

  1. Appearance: The Ya pear is medium to large in size, usually ranging from 6 to 10 centimetres in diameter. It has a round, apple-like shape with a slight waist or neck near the stem end. The skin is thin, smooth, and greenish-yellow, sometimes with brownish spots. The colour can change slightly as the fruit ripens.
  2. Texture: The flesh of the Ya pear is crisp, juicy, and slightly grainy. It has a smooth, creamy-white to off-white colour.
  3. Flavour: The taste of a ripe Ya pear is sweet, mild, and refreshing. It has a delicate, pleasant flavour with hints of vanilla and floral notes.
  4. Aroma: The fruit has a subtle, fragrant aroma that becomes more pronounced as it ripens.
  5. Ripening: Ya pears are typically harvested when they are mature but still firm and allowed to ripen off the tree. As they ripen, the skin colour becomes more golden, and the flesh softens, reaching its peak flavour and sweetness.
  6. Nutritional Value: Ya pears are low in calories and are a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, and potassium. They also contain small amounts of other essential vitamins and minerals.
  7. Culinary Uses: Ya pears are commonly eaten fresh as a delicious and healthy snack. They can also be added to fruit salads, used in desserts, or juiced. Their crisp texture makes them a popular choice for salads and other dishes where a crunchy element is desired.
  8. Storage: If you have unripe Ya pears, you can store them at room temperature until they ripen. Once ripe, they should be kept in the refrigerator, where they can stay fresh for several days.

The Ya pear's popularity has grown internationally due to its appealing taste, unique texture, and nutritional value. It is a delightful addition to the array of fruits available in different markets and grocery stores around the world.

Pear (Pyrus communis)

Pear (Pyrus communis)

Common name   Pear
Botanical name   Pyrus communis
Family   Rosaceae
Height (m)   13
Flowers   White
Fruit / berries  
Shade / Sun   Full sun - part shade
Soil type   Free draining
Wind tolerance   Moderate