OriginJapan, chance seedling found on a rubbish heap in 1898 by Mr Kakunosuke Matsudo at Ishii, Chiba, P. pyrifolia.
TreeMedium to low vigour, spreading with wide branch angles, spur bearer, susceptible to fire blight. Ovate leaf with medium serrations, young leaves and shoots are whitely pubescent.
Chilling requirementModerate.
Blossom and pollination

Mid season, can set very heavily, up to 9 or 10 per flower cluster, 2 or 3 times, white medium flowers, tend to be pointy in bud. Hosui, Shinsui, Packham's Triumph, (Chojuro, but may be too early for Nijisseiki), NOT Kikusui.

Fruit shapeRound, oblate, medium, can be small if too many on tree, need to thin to one per spur or two spurs.
Skin and fleshYellowish green clear skin, subject to abrasion and marking under certain conditions, cracks badly after heavy continuous rain like Kikusui. Good eating quality, medium sugar, high acid.
Harvest2-3 weeks after Shinsui, and after Kosui, 140-155 days after full bloom.
StorageUp to six months cool storage.

Nashi Nijisseiki

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