Late Summer. Chance seedling. Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, about 1895.
Sweet and rich with a distinctive butterscotch flavor when ripened on the tree. White flesh is firm, crisp, somewhat coarse and not overly juicy. Medium-sized oblate to lopsided fruit with greenish-brown to brown medium-thick skin overlaid with thin smooth russet.
An older variety that has been used to breed some popular varieties like Shinseiki. Short picking period. Unbruised early-picked fruit will store for a few months in the root cellar. Medium-sized vigorous dense very productive tree, with a spreading, slightly drooping form. Z4/5. Maine Grown. (Standard: 2½-6' bare-root trees)
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Although partly self-fruitful, pollinators are recommended. The varieties we offer will pollinate one another. Some European pears, notably Bartlett, will also act as pollinators. Plant 15–20' apart.