Asian pears, Apple pears....???
Just ate the first 'Apple Pear' / 'brown Asian Pear' from a local market. Haven't grown pears before as they ripen mostly all at once & don't keep well. This 'Apple Pear' seems as if it would store better & longer in the refr. & I liked the crispy texture & flavor .... like an 'apple'!
Was thinking of ordering a dwarf Asian Pear x Stark's... anyone growing this & what are your thoughts about this pear? We live in zone 7 at 5280 ft. elevation with somewhat caliche/ alkaline soil & low rainfall (we irrigate everything). Got down to 32 here this winter & usual summer temps in high 90's usually. Peaches, plums, cherries,apples do well here ..... IF no late spring frost!!