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Pyrus pyrifolia 'Niitaka'

Common Name(s):
Asian pear, Niitaka pear
Categories:
Edible Plants, Trees
Comment:

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. 

Height:
22-32'
Flower:
White fragrant flowers bloom from early to late spring.
Zones:
4-9
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun to full sun, sandy loam to clay loam soil.
Edibility:
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.
Leaf:
Medium green leaves.

NCCES plant id: 2969

Pyrus pyrifolia 'Niitaka' Pile of Niitaka pear
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