Atago is a late season, russet skin Asian pear tree variety. Its name originates from the Atago region of Japan. Introduced in1928 by Ninomiya-Engei Testing Center. Atago pear trees are considered a cross between Nijisseiki and Imamura Aki varieties. The fruit is large, round, slightly asymmetrical with golden brown russet skin. It is sweet and juicy. The tree is vigorous and productive. It is a late season variety with its fruit ripening about 3-4 weeks before Ya Li. Atago pear trees have a long and profuse bloom period, making them a great choice as pollenizers. The tree needs very little thinning to get large fruit. It has very good storage quality. Atago pear trees grow well in cold hardiness zones 5-8.
Atago Asian Pear Tree
Atago is a late season, russet skin Asian pear. The fruit is large, sweet, and juicy. The tree is vigorous and productive. The fruit ripens about 3-4 weeks before Ya Li. Has a long and profuse bloom period, making it a good choice as a pollenizer. It has very good storage quality.
General Tree Height/Caliper: Most of our fruit trees (apple, peach, apricot, plum, pear, nectarine, quince, and cherry) are grafted/budded and are 4-6' tall with a caliper/diameter of about 1/4-3/4". Most have more than 5' height and 1/2" diameter. The other trees are seedlings, such as pawpaw, mulberry, persimmon, shade, berry, and flowering trees which range from 18-36" tall.
A rootstock primarily controls a tree's size and how early it bears fruit. Learn more about our specific rootstocks.