Excellent quality fruit is slightly smaller with dark red skin. Resistant to rain cracking. An excellent pollenizer for most varieties; in particular, Bing. Highly productive variety.
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.
Fruit ripens before the Bing, larger in size. Firm and crunchy, with an exceptional mild, sweet flavor. Vigorous, hardy, resistant to bacterial canker.