|Origin||Japan (1972), P.pyrifolia, Ri-14 (Kikusui x Yakumo) x Yakumo.|
|Tree||Vigorous when young, but more moderate when mature, weeping habit with long floppy limbs, susceptible to fire blight and pear blast (Pseudomonas syringae). Broad ovate to oval leaf with attenuate tip, medium serrations.|
|Chilling requirement||Moderate, less than Kosui, about 550 h.|
|Blossom and pollination|
Early mid season, pink in bud and part of most exposed petals, rounded buds, flower large, red ring inside anthers, frilly edged petals. Shinsui, Nijisseiki, Kosui. NOT Niitaka.
|Fruit shape||Round, medium large.|
|Skin and flesh||Russetted golden brown, conspicuous white lenticels. Excellent eating quality, high sugar and acid, fine grained texture.|
|Harvest||Just after Nijisseiki, mid season, 135-145 days after full bloom|
|Storage||Good keeping quality, 3-4 months.|
This information forms part of Agfact H4.1.14 Nashi asian pear varieties.