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Niitaka Asian Pear

Niitaka Asian Pear

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Niitaka Asian Pear

Pyrus pyrifolia 'Niitaka'

Niitaka Asian Pear is heavily russeted with an orange brown color.  It has excellent size.  The fruit is juicy and sweet, and has more texture than most other asian pears.  It will keep in storage for up to four months.  The tree is more spurry and dense growing than other pears. 


Height

10-15 Feet

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Spread

8-12 Feet

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Hardiness Zone

6-8

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Item # Description Price
3550 Niitaka Asian Pear on Seedling (Betulafolia) root, Extra-Large 5/8" & up caliper grade $29.99 Add to Cart

Pyrus pyrifolia 'Niitaka'
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Niitaka is one of the larger asian pears.  If it needs to be thinned, we suggest you clip or cut the stems when thinning or harvesting, since they will not "pop" off the limb like regular pears.  Asian pears in general seem to have less problems with pear diseases than most pears.  The trees are vigorous and upright growing.

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A Little History about Niitaka Asian Pear

Unfortuately Grandpa doesn't know his foreign languages very well, so he doesn't know what Niitaka means in its home country--- darn!

Pyrus pyrifolia 'Niitaka' Characteristics & Attributes

Bloom Character
Thin heavily for size
Mid-season blooming
Pollinizer needed
Fruit Characteristics
Very large fruit
Growth Rate/Habit
Spurry habit
Upright habit
Average vigor
Early to bear
Very productive
Harvest Period
Mid-September
Early fall
Other Attributes
Aromatic
Sweet
Very crisp
Very juicy
Long-term keeper
Site Requirements
Full Sun
Winter hardy
Skill Required
Average skill
Uses
High dessert quality