How to Plant Nashi Pear Seeds


Nashi is a particularly delicious variety of Asian pear that can be quite expensive if purchased from your local grocery. Consequently, many gardeners choose to grow Nashi pears at home from seeds obtained from grocery store pears. Nashi pear seeds are easy to plant outdoors in fall and grow well if planted in USDA growing zones 4 to 9. Plant your Nashi pear seeds in fall so they can stratify in the cold soil before germinating in spring.

Step 1

Use a shovel to dig a hole (in any soil type) that is 4 feet deep and 4 feet in circumference.

Step 2

Fill the hole with a soil mixture that is 1/3 potting soil, 1/3 sand and 1/3 compost.

Step 3

Plant the pear seed 1 inch deep.

Step 4

Water the soil thoroughly but do not flood it. Continue to keep the soil moist until the seed germinates in fall.

Step 5

Spread a 2-inch layer of organic mulch over the planting area. Give the germinating seed a 2-inch birth on all sides.

Things You'll Need

  • Shovel
  • Sand
  • Potting soil
  • Pear seed
  • Water
  • Compost
  • Organic mulch


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