|Origin||Japan, chance seedling found on a rubbish heap in 1898 by Mr Kakunosuke Matsudo at Ishii, Chiba, P. pyrifolia.|
|Tree||Medium 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.|
|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 shape||Round, oblate, medium, can be small if too many on tree, need to thin to one per spur or two spurs.|
|Skin and flesh||Yellowish 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.|
|Harvest||2-3 weeks after Shinsui, and after Kosui, 140-155 days after full bloom.|
|Storage||Up to six months cool storage.|
This information forms part of Agfact H4.1.14 Nashi asian pear varieties.