“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
USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Uses: Fresh Eating
Harvest Period: Late
Bloom Period: Early
Pollination Requirement: Requires different variety with same bloom period
Origin Date: 1900`s
Storage: 3 Months or More
Disease Resistance: Good
Years to Bear: 2-5 years
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.
Water Requierments: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Shape when Shipped: Feathered (prominent branching)”