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Introduced: 1927, Japan
This tree is precocious and resistant to a range of diseases. Like most Asian pears, it needs thinning to maintain annual cropping, avoid limb breakage, and to obtain optimal fruit size. This is especially true of Niitaka on account of its high productivity and large fruit size. With an orange-brown russet that is speckled with prominent lenticels, the flesh is firm, crisp and juicy. These pears will also store for up to eight months and is known as the “King of Pears” in Japan, where Niitaka is prized for its size and flavor.
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Plant where trees will get sun for most of the day in a well drained soil. Dig a hole large enough to accommodate the roots, don’t add fertilizers or compost when filling the hole, save those for a top-dressing once the tree leafs out. Always protect your new trees with a “mouse guard” either a wrap from a garden center or a tube made from hardware cloth. Apple trees set better crops when at least two different varieties are planted for cross pollination.