Nashi variety: Chojuro

This information forms part of Agfact H4.1.14 Nashi asian pear varieties

Nashi Chojuro

Nashi Asian pear - Chojuro variety

Origin Japan (1889), chance seedling of Mr Tatsujiro Toma. P. pyrifolia
Tree Moderate vigour, spreading, susceptible to fire blight (Erwinia amylovora). Smallish ovate leaf, with medium serrations and pointed tips.
Chilling requirement Moderate.
Blossom and pollination Early mid season. Shinsui, Kosui, Nijisseiki, Hosui, WBC, partly self-fertile.
Fruit shape Oblate, medium, easier to obtain good sized fruit.
Skin and flesh Fully russeted, any scratch on skin turns black. Poor to moderate eating quality, rather tough texture, a bit gritty, high sugar, medium low acid.
Harvest Matures with or just after Nijisseiki, mid season, 135-150 days after full bloom
Storage Long, up to five months.