Nashi variety: Niitaka

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

Nashi Niitaka

Nashi Asian pear variety Niitaka (Niitake)

Origin Japan (1915), P. pyrifolia, Amanogawa x Imamuraaki.
Tree Medium to low vigour, very upright, high production, susceptible to fire blight. Large round leaf with attenuate tip, small serrations with long points.
Chilling requirement Moderate.
Blossom and pollination

Early. Ya Li, (Chojuro if blossom advanced), maybe Hwa Hong, has little and infertile pollen, questionable with Hosui.

Fruit shape Round, conical around the stem, stalk in small ridged basin, very large.
Skin and flesh Russeted. Good eating quality, medium-high sugar, medium acid.
Harvest Late, similar to Hwa Hong, 155-170 days after full bloom.
Storage Medium, up to five months?