Extra large, noticeably sweet and juicy fruit with a golden brown skin. Tree has moderately vigorous growth and is productive. Harvest is late season. This pear is a cross between Nijisseiki and Imamura Aki and is superior to Niitaka. Atago has a long and profuse bloom period, making it a good choice as a pollenizer. Very little thinning required for large fruit. Fruit hangs well on the tree.
~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.
~Smooth greenish-yellow skin~
Sweet and juicy. Medium to large fruit with firm, white, crisp flesh. Thin fruit for better size (leave 1 fruit per cluster or youll have marbles). Fruit will store for up to 3 months in the refrigerator. For best production add a pollenizer.
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.