OriginChina, from Shandong and Hebei Provinces.
TreeVigorous, upright. Large round leaf with attenuate tip, small to medium neat serrations.
Chilling requirementMedium?
Blossom and pollinationEarly mid season, possibly Niitaka, Dan Bae, Shinsei, Williams’.
Fruit shapeMedium to large, roundish, pyriform, rated better than Ya Li by the Chinese.
Skin and fleshSomewhat similar to Tsu Li? Smooth with conspicuous lenticels, juicy and flavoursome, sweet crisp, pleasant floral aroma.
HarvestLate, when green colour turns to pale yellow.
StorageQuite good, probably non-climateric.

Nashi Shen Li

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