Bosc pear trees produce white blossoms mid-April and fruit long after any other pear variety, giving them the nickname "Winter pear." Fruit develops abundantly and slowly over the summer, ripe and ready for harvest in late September. Fruit also sweetens before softening, making it a good choice for eating fresh off the tree!
Bosc pears stand out from others in their large, uniquely shaped fruits and cinnamon russeting over gold-toned skin. Taste and texture are also unique, boasting slightly acidic and spicy notes over buttery sweetness in firm but juicy, crunchy yet tender flesh.
Botanical name: Pyrus communis 'Bosc'
- AKA: Winter Pear
Zone range: 5 - 8
Size at maturity: 12 - 15' Tall X 12 - 18' Wide
- Harvest: Late September
- Sun level: Full sun
- Soil composition: Loamy
Soil moisture: Well-drained
Optimal soil pH: 6.0 - 7.0
Years to bear: 3-5
The best pollinators we have available are D'Anjou, Bartlett. and Comice pears. Bosc pears are not self-pollinating.