OriginJapan (1889), chance seedling of Mr Tatsujiro Toma. P. pyrifolia
TreeModerate vigour, spreading, susceptible to fire blight (Erwinia amylovora). Smallish ovate leaf, with medium serrations and pointed tips.
Chilling requirementModerate.
Blossom and pollinationEarly mid season. Shinsui, Kosui, Nijisseiki, Hosui, WBC, partly self-fertile.
Fruit shapeOblate, medium, easier to obtain good sized fruit.
Skin and fleshFully russeted, any scratch on skin turns black. Poor to moderate eating quality, rather tough texture, a bit gritty, high sugar, medium low acid.
HarvestMatures with or just after Nijisseiki, mid season, 135-150 days after full bloom
StorageLong, up to five months.

Nashi Chojuro

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