Asian pears in California
William H. Griggs
Ben T. Iwakiri, University of California
California Agriculture 31(1):8-12. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v031n01p8.
William H. Griggs is Professor of Pomology and Pomologist in the Experiment Station; Ben T. Iwakiri is Staff Research Associate, Department of Pomology, University of California, Davis.
California now has only a few hundred acres of Asian pears in commercial orchards. Demand for these crisp, juicy pears has increased in recent years, and planting the best commercial varieties should result in further increases.
Photos by Don A. Edwards. Ayako Maeda arranged the material in the photograph on page 8.