OriginChina, old variety, P. bretschneideri
TreeVigorous, spreading. Large wavy edged ovate leaves, medium even serrations, veins running closer to parallel than most pear leaves, with beautiful red autumn colour.
Chilling requirementLow, 365-480 hours.
Blossom and pollination

Very early, day or two before Tsu Li. Tsu Li, Chojuro if pollen stored, Corella.

Fruit shapeTurbinate to globular- acute- pyriform, medium to large.
Skin and fleshLight yellowish green, shiny, attractive. Good to excellent eating quality, medium sugar and acid, mildly sweet.
HarvestLate, few days before Tsu Li, 175-190 days after full bloom.
StorageWhat was thought to be sensitivity to 0-1° C temperatures may be due to late picking. In California, fruit harvested later than 180 days from full bloom developed browning of core and flesh similar to that found at Orange.

Nashi Ya Li

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