Atago pear is an extra large, noticeably sweet and juicy pear with a golden brown skin. Atago has moderately vigorous growth and is productive. Unlike most Asian pears this variety will fruit and sweeten in cooler summer locations. It's easy to recognize because of its enormous size compared with other Asian Pears. An Atago pear was recently entered into the world record books for being the heaviest pear at 6 lb 8 oz. Atago has a long and profuse bloom period, making it a good choice as a pollenizer. Very little thinning required for large fruit and stores for months. Good fireblight resistance.
Growing Considerations for Atago Pear Japan 1915
USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Bloom Period: Early
Harvest Period: Late
Storage: 3 Months or More
Uses: Fresh Eating
Disease Resistance: Good
Origin Date: 1900`s
Pollination Requirement: Requires different variety with same bloom period
Years to Bear: 2-5 years
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Shape when Shipped: Feathered (prominent branching)
Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.
Water Requierments: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Size supplied when shipped: 1/2 to 3/4 inch caliper*; Trees range from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs).
*As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.
Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions
. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits