A modern pear cultivar selected for flavor and fireblight resistance.
Niitaka Pear on OHxF 97 (Spring 2023)
An Asian pear noted for exceptional productivity and fruit size.
This tree is precocious and resistant to a range of diseases, but precautions should be taken against fireblight. It is pollen sterile, but it sets very well when a pollenizer is present. Most Asian pears need thinning to maintain annual cropping, avoid limb breakage, and to obtain optimal fruit size. This is especially true of Niitaka on account of its high productivity and large fruit size.
The fruit is exceptionally large, with an orange-brown russet that is speckled with prominent lenticels. Firm, crisp and juicy, these pears will also store for up to eight months.
Niitaka was released in 1927. It is a cross of Amanogawa and Imamura-Aki, and it is known as the "King of Pears" in Japan, where Niitaka is prized for its size and flavor.
Fruit Uses & Storage
Uses: fresh eating, storage
Storage duration: three plus months (approximate, depending on storage conditions)
Skin color: russeted
Flesh color: off-white
Parentage: Amanogawa x Imamura-Aki
Introduced in: 1927
Introduced by: Kikuchi, Akio, College of Agriculture
Calendar & Geography
Tree Height & Spacing
Diseases & Pests
Bloom group: 3
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? N
Rootstock size class: Standard (100% Size)
This table shows the first few results from a full search for pollenizers of Niitaka Pear on OHxF 97. Please see our Pollenizer Search to run other queries and read how the application uses various factors. Also read more about fruit tree pollination.
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|Yoinashi Pear on OHxF 97||0|
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