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Niitaka Pear Pyrus pyrifolia 'Niitaka'

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PY-russ py-rih-FOH-lee-uh
Description

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. 

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Pyrus
    Species:
    pyrifolia
    Family:
    Rosaceae
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Edible
    Tree
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Summer
    Fruit Description:
    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.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Description:
    White fragrant flowers bloom from early to late spring.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No