The fruits of the water pear are medium to large and have a smooth, thinner skin compared to European pears. They can be yellow, green, or bronze, depending on the variety.
Height and Crown Width
A mature water pear tree can reach a height of up to 9 meters, with a comparable crown width.
The root system of the water pear is strong and deep.
Originally, the water pear comes from East Asia but is now cultivated worldwide.
Cultivation and Care
The water pear thrives best in temperate climates. It needs plenty of sunlight and well-draining soil. Regular watering is important, especially during dry periods.
The first harvest of water pear fruits can usually occur about 3 to 5 years after planting, depending on local climatic conditions and the plant's status.
The fruits of the water pear can be eaten raw and are also suitable for cooking and baking. They are popular in salads, desserts, and as a snack.
Water pears are rich in fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants. They support healthy digestion and strengthen the immune system.
Some varieties of water pears may be self-pollinating, but most varieties benefit from the presence of another pear tree for pollination.