Late August – Early September
~Refreshing with floral notes~
Unlike other apples, less sugar needed when cooking as they are naturally sweet. Low acid levels make them slow to brown/oxidize – perfect for slicing in the morning and enjoying at lunchtime. Keep well in the refrigerator. Use Honeycrisp and Gala as pollinator.
Oval-shaped fruit, slightly larger than Bing with similar firmness and good flavor for an early cherry. Mahogany skin has a bright lustre. Early harvest and moderately tolerant to rain cracking. Self-fertile.
~Best-known Asian pear~
(Nijisseiki) – Bold and refreshingly tart. A fine quality fruit. Skin color: green to greenish yellow, smooth with some lenticels. Size is medium. Flesh: white, firm, crisp, very juicy and sweet. Tree growth: moderate vigor, upright, productive. Heavy thinning required for best size. Storage life: about 5 months. Use Hosui, Olympic, or Shinko as a pollinizer.
Large to medium fruit with excellent quality, yellow-white flesh, and a sweet juicy flavor. Skin is brown to golden-brown russet. Tree is moderately vigorous to a medium size. A heavy bearer that shows some fireblight resistance. Storage life is 3 to 4 months.