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Hosui asian pear trees

Pyrus pyrifolia 'Hosui'

Hosui
  • Picking season: Early
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile

Hosui is an early-season Asian pear, sometimes considered to have the best flavor of any Asian pear variety.

The flesh is very juicy, crisp, and very sweet.

Hosui will not store as well as other Asian pear varieties, perhaps 1-2 months in the fridge - but this is a small price to pay for such excellent flavor.

Hosui asian pear trees for sale

  • Full-size 1-year bare-root tree $38.95
    Mature height: 16ft-24ft after 10 years
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How to grow

Hosui grows with a spreading habit, becoming semi-weeping as it gets older.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Hosui is a relatively new variety, and was introduced in the 1970s by the National Horticulture Research Station, Tsukuba, Japan.

Hosui characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Pollination group4
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Picking seasonEarly
  • UsesEating fresh
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
  • General resistanceAverage
  • FireblightSome susceptibility
  • ScabSome resistance
  • Cold hardiness (USDA)Zone 5 (-29C)
  • Summer maximum temperaturesWarm (25-30C / 76-85F)
  • Country of originJapan
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Flesh colourCream
  • Fruit colorBrownGoldRusset