The tree is well shaped and extremely productive. Okusankichi - This is an old Korean and Japanese variety that ripens in October and stores well. Our vegetables are mostly heirloom varieties and raised without chemicals of any kind. The fruit is brown-russet, somewhat elongated and slightly irregular in shape. This is a very popular new variety in Japan and California. Kikusui - A flat, yellow-green, medium - sized fruit with excellent flavor but a reputation for having tender skin and poor color.
Asian pears are susceptible to fire blight.
It ripens in mid-August but fruit has preharvest drop problems. All rootstocks are satisfactory in California and the warmer winter areas of Oregon, but in Washington special cold-hardy P. Older plantings are found in Placer and Sacramento Counties and limited new plantings are being made in the Sacramento Valley. Yoinashi - A large, brown-skinned fruit with excellent flavor. Our vegetables are mostly heirloom varieties and raised without chemicals of any kind.