Asian Pear Trees: The Subarashii Kudamono Story
Asian Pears originated in Asia a millennia ago from roses, bestowing these unique pears with their great beauty. The intoxicating scent of their floral ancestry evolved into their modern day captivating flavors as edible fruit.
Joel Spira, successful inventor and founder of Lutron Electronics Co., first tasted Asian Pear varieties in Japan in the 1970’s. So enchanted with the Asian Pear, he brought back some of the fruit’s seeds and grew them into Asian Pear trees in his own Pennsylvania backyard. Mr. Spira’s wife, Ruth Rodale Spira, a trained botanist, diversified the Asian Pear trees into American-style Asian Pear varieties, further evolving the Asian Pears into what we call Subarashii Kudamono, Japanese for “wonderful fruit."
Our Asian Pear trees now flourish on hundreds of acres in scenic Eastern Pennsylvania farmland. You can enjoy or share as gifts these fresh Asian Pear varieties direct from our farm via our website; or sample these wonderful fruits at our festive tastings and events held locally and throughout the Mid-Atlantic area. From our trees to you….
The Subarashii Kudamono Asian Pear’s versatility and our sustainability practices enable us to make other deliciously healthy products, such as dried Asian Pears, Asian Pear Spread, Asian Pear Blossom Honey and Aged Asian Pear Vinegar.