Ichiban Nashi Asian Pear Tree
Ichiban Nashi is the earliest ripening of any Asian Pear variety! Fruits are medium-sized with a gorgeous bright golden skin and slight russeting. Flesh is crisp and quite sweet. Fruits store for 4-6 weeks after harvest. Hardy down to USDA zone 4.
Latin Name: Pyrus pyrifolia
Site and Soil: Asian Pears like full to half day sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: A vigorous and very productive rootstock for Asian Pears, Pyrus betuaefolia produces trees 10′-12′ in height. P. bet grows well in both heavy and light soils.
Pollination Requirements: For cross-pollination, plant two Asian Pear varieties or one Asian Pear and an early blooming European variety like Ubileen or Rescue.
Hardiness: Hardy to minus 25° F.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 10-15 ft. in height
Taste: Sweet, crisp
Fruit Skin: Golden, slight russeting
Fruit Size: Medium
Bloom Time: Early April
Ripening Time: August
Yield: 50+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Resistant to fire-blight.
USDA Zone: 4-9