Atago Asian pear tree produces an extra large, noticeably sweet and juicy fruit with golden brown skin. Atago pear tree has moderately vigorous growth habit, but very productive. Unlike most Asian pear varieties the Atago pear 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 pear tree 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. Please refer below for more information on the Atago Asian pear tree for sale.
Considerations for Atago Pear Tree
USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Bloom Period: Midseason
Pollination Requirement:Requires different variety with same bloom period
Origin Date: Japan 1915
Storage:3 Months or More
Years to Bear:2-5 years
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Shape when Shipped: Feathered and whips (few side branching)
Size supplied when shipped:Our trees range in height 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). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2 to 3/4 inch;
*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.
Basic idea for Pruning: Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...
Shipping Note: 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.
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