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Niitaka Pear on OHxF 97 (Spring 2022)

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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.

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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.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Pear
Subcategory: Asian

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: fresh eating, storage
Storage duration: three plus months (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: russeted
Flesh color: off-white

Fruit Origins

Parentage: Amanogawa x Imamura-Aki
Origin: Japan
Introduced in: 1927
Introduced by: Kikuchi, Akio, College of Agriculture

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 5 - 8
Chill hours: 0
Ripening date: (approximate, in New York State) days after

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: OHxF 97 Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Standard (100% Size)
Tree spacing (natural spread of tree): 35'
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

Pseudomonas : Resistant
Powdery Mildew: Resistant
Pear Scab: Resistant
Quince Rust: Resistant
Fireblight: Susceptible

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 3
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? N
Ploidy: Diploid
Rootstock size class: Standard (100% Size)

Pollination Partners

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