Nashi variety: Okusankichi

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Nashi Okusankichi

Nashi Asian pear variety Okusankichi (Bansankichi)

Origin Japan, old variety, P. pyrifolia, Wasesankichi.
Tree Vigorous, very productive, susceptible to fire blight. Roundish leaf with attenuate tip, medium serrations.
Chilling requirement Medium.
Blossom and pollination

Mid-late. Chojuro, Nijisseiki, Hosui, partly self-fertile.

Fruit shape Very large, turbinate or globular, calyx may be persistent.
Skin and flesh Russeted, dull greenish brown to tan brown. Moderate quality, medium high sugar, high acid, firm, sweet.
Harvest Very late, 195-210 days after full bloom
Storage Good, 6-7 months.