Late Summer. Amanogawa x Imamura-Aki. Akio Kikuchi intro, College of Agriculture, Tottori, Japan, 1927.
Large roundish orange-brown russeted fruit with sweet crisp juicy flesh. Candy-sweet with aromatic flavors of caramel. Great for fresh eating and canning. Medium to low vigor, very upright, highly productive.
Some say the flowers are pollen-sterile, other sources disagree, but Niitaka sets fruit well when cross-pollinated with other Asian varieties or Bartlett. Stores two months. Z4/5. (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.