Niitaka Asian Pear Tree
Niitaka is one of the most versatile of any Asian pear variety. It has very large fruit, can be eaten fresh or dried, and can be stored up to four months after harvested! Tree grows more densely than most other Asian pear varieties.
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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: Brown, russeted
Fruit Size: Very large
Bloom Time: Early April
Ripening Time: August
Yield: 50+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Resistant to fire-blight.
USDA Zone: 4-9