One of the first trees to burst into bloom in Rich Kroll’s San Jose backyard is the 20th Century Asian pear. It not only blooms first, Kroll says, it simultaneously produces leaves. The flowers disappear in a couple of weeks, leaving behind tiny knobs that will develop into juicy, sweet pears that ripen in late summer. The fruit is crisp, almost like that of an apple, which might be the reason the tree also is known as the apple pear. Others might know the tree as a Nijisseiki.
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Published at Fri, 31 Mar 2017 22:34:13 +0000