Hosui Asian Pear
Pyrus pyrifolia 'Hosui'
Arguably the best flavored of all Asian pears, Hosui is the best-selling variety in Japan. It definitely is an excellent quality, medium-to-large, Sweet fruit that ripens in early August. It has brown-to-russet skin and white flesh.
It needs a pollinator, such as 20th Century or Bartlett.
Heat tolerant, so it does well in the South. * Deer May Browse * Having a metal, surrounding cage is suggested.Photo courtesy of: Bottoms Nursery in Concord, GA
|Height||10' - 20'|
|Spread||15' - 20'|
|Shape||Standard fruit-tree form|
|Primary Foliage Color||Green|
|Seasonal Foliage Color||Sheds its leaves during colder months|
|Fruit||Medium - Large, sweet Pears (very tasty)|
|Sun Preferences||Full Sun|
|Water Preferences||Average: Ensure planting area provides adequate drainage.|
|Cold Hardiness Zone||6 - 9|