Shinseiki

foofghtApril 8, 2014

My Shinseiki Pear still hasn't blossomed. Anybody else have this experience with their's? The branches appear flexible and alive still. Yet nothing.....

We didn't get much for chill hours in So Cal this winter, but I would expect foliage growth still, yeah?

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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

With inadequate chilling most fruit trees seem to eventually leaf out. Sometimes as much as a month or two late and then in scraggly fashion.

I had a couple apricot that failed to bloom at all this yr despite plentiful flower buds. They both have leafed out fine.

    Bookmark   April 8, 2014 at 7:21PM
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sandiego4s

I have a one year old 4 in 1 asian pear tree. Hosui has a few flowers and quite some leaves. Chojuro and Shinseiki just start leafing out, but no sign of flowering. 20th century is still dormant. My tree is in the side yard with a lot of shade in winter.

This post was edited by sandiego4s on Tue, Apr 8, 14 at 21:00

    Bookmark   April 8, 2014 at 8:52PM
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Fascist_Nation(9b)

You can always scratch test to make sure but usually I don't bother unless the branches are not flexible or I note the bark is shriveling up.

    Bookmark   April 8, 2014 at 11:57PM
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charlieboring

What is your zone? Shinseiki Pear requires 250-450 chill hours and is rated for zones 5-9.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2014 at 7:32AM
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Puggylover Zone 9B Norco, CA

Good Morning Foofght.

My Shinseiki Asian Pear tree just started to leaf out this past weekend. No flowers, no fruit. :(

Not even close to enough chill hours this year.

There's always next year!

Jennifer

    Bookmark   April 9, 2014 at 1:38PM
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foofght

I live in inland San Diego. Despite the lack of flowers, can I expect the tree to continue growing? I would assume its growth is not dependent on chill hours.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2014 at 8:58PM
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econ0003(10a CA / 8b CA)

foofght,

I am inland San Diego too. My Shinseiki leafs out late every year with very few blossoms. I get a pear or two and that is about it. After 5 years I am contemplating removing mine.

Tom

    Bookmark   April 9, 2014 at 11:46PM
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foofght

Thanks all for the comments. I'm going to hold out and see how things go!

    Bookmark   April 10, 2014 at 4:00PM
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