Niitaka asian pear tree (known as “new quantity”) is a cross between Amanogawa and Imamuraaki pear varieties made in 1915. First fruited in 1922. Named and released in 1927. Tree grows more densely than most other Asian pear tree varieties. Needs high maintenance like pruning and thinning. The fruit is large and firm with orange-brown russet color. Harvest time is in late September or early October. Has good storage qualities. Niitaka asian pears trees grow well in hardiness zones 4-9.
Niitaka Asian Pear Tree
Niitaka (known as “new quantity”) is large-sized, rounded, apple shaped Asian pear. The fruit is juicy and crisp. The skin is brown-russet. Good choice for cooking and mixing with salads. Ripens in early September. Grow well in hardiness zones 4-9.
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.