Ripening now, yellowish green with russet lenticels, delicious!
I can’t speak from my tree as it’s too young, but that was my thought as well from the photos I’ve seen.
The second year graft on OHxF 97 really wanted to overbear, I thinned but not enough! The 8 or so fruit were good to great quality but the graft didn’t grow much. Hopefully it doesn’t runt out.!
I borrowed this pic from @mayhaw9999 ’s Pear Harvest 2023 thread.
That’s helpful, thanks! I’m pretty sure Shinseiki was among the varieties I grafted two years back. I like it, and would recommend it over some other later ripening Asian types that don’t get to full quality here
There seems to be a problem with identifying the differences between 20th Century and Shinseiki. First, many websites say they are different names for the same pear variety. But the photo from mamuang shows a clear difference in the appearance of the tiny spots that cover the surfaces of both: 20th Century has slightly larger spots that each look like small circles, while Shinseiki has smaller spots that are solid. JesseinMain’s pear has spots like those in the Shinseiki photo, and I have a graft that has fruit with similar spots. However, my graft came from a tree that was labeled 20th Century. I suspect that my pear is actually Shinseiki. Is there a consensus that the photo from manhaw9999 is correct?