Asian Pears in zone 5, southern WI
Having caught the fruit bug and "lost my mind" according to my husband, I am planting just about every possible type of fruit that grows in my area. I haven't planted pears though, since I don't like needing to guess when they're ripe and then ripen in the house some more. I've been reading about Asian pears though, and they sound interesting. I like that they stay small (10-15') since I'm on a normal suburban lot and am running out of space. I know I'd need two for pollination, and Jungs nearby has Chojuro and Nijuseiki in their bare-root room right now.
Having never tasted an Asian pear (though I like pear flavors and crispy apples), are they worth growing? Does anyone in WI, MN, IL grow these and like them? Let me know what you think, please!