Hosui Asian Pear -

(Pyrus pyrifolia 'Hosui')

Fruit Trees

Other Common Names: Pear, Japanese Pear, Sand Pear, Apple Pear
Family: Rosaceae Genus: Pyrus Species: pyrifolia Cultivar: 'Hosui'
Hosui Asian Pear
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Hosui Asian Pear Overview


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Plant Type: Fruit, Tree

Temp / Zone: Zone 5A · -20° to -15° F, Zone 5B · -15° to -10° F, Zone 6A · -10° to -5° F, Zone 6B · -5° to 0° F, Zone 7A · 0° to 5° F, Zone 7B · 5° to 10° F, Zone 8A · 10° to 15° F, Zone 8B · 15° to 20° F, Zone 9A · 20° to 25° F, Zone 9B · 25° to 30° F

Sun Exposure: Full / Mostly Sun

Soil Type: Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil Drainage: Well Drained

Water Needs: Average

Level of Care: High

Growth Rates: Fast

Flower Color: White

Attracts: Wildlife

Foliage Color: Dark Green

Average Width: 10' to 15'

Average Height: 12' to 15'

Season of Color: Spring Blooms

Resistant To: Drought, Heat

Landscape Uses: Mass Planting

Growth Habits: Columnar, Upright

Theme Gardens: Cottage

Culinary Usages: Desserts, Fresh Eating, Jellies / Preserves, Salads / Sandwiches

Soil pH: 5.5, 6, 6.5, 7, 7.5

Fruit Maturity: 10+ Weeks

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Maple Tree · Gardenality Genius · Zone 10A · 30° to 35° F
Hosui are very round, medium to large, and combining the flavor and sweetness of Pears with the crunchiness of crisp Apples. Their mild flavor is sweet and slightly tart. Asian pear cultivars are partially self-fruitful but better crops are set where two or more cultivars are planted together. This has been found to be especially true in the case of the Hosui variety. Some recommended pollenizers that can provide good results are Shinko, Chojuro, Bartlett, or 20th Century Pear.

9 years ago ·
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