OriginJapan (1959), P. pyrifolia, Kikusui x Wasekozo.
TreeMedium to vigorous, moderate productivity, susceptible to fire blight and pear blast. Broad oval leaf with attenuate tip, medium serrations.
Chilling requirementModerate, about 600 hours, more than Hosui.
Blossom and pollination

Mid to late season. Hosui, Chojuro, Nijisseiki. NOT Shinsui.

Fruit shapeOblate, medium.
Skin and fleshPartially russeted, golden yellow to tan, attractive, tender, may crack a bit after heavy rain. Excellent eating quality, tender, very juicy, high sugar, low acid
HarvestAfter Shinsui, before Nijiseiki, early, 125-135 days after full bloom
StorageMedium storage, up to two months at least

Nashi Kosui

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