Pyrus pyrifolia 'Niitaka'
- Common Name(s):
- Asian pear, Niitaka pear
- Edible Plants, Trees
Niitaka Asian pear is a nashi pear also known as apple pear, sand pear or melon pear. This tree needs high maintenance like pruning and thinning.
- White fragrant flowers bloom from early to late spring.
- Sun to full sun, sandy loam to clay loam soil.
- This large-sized, rounded, apple shape fruit is juicy and crisp. The skin is brown-russet. It is usually more gritty than European pears. It is also good for cooking and mixing with salads. Ripens in early September.
- Medium green leaves.
NCCES plant id: 2969