For a late-season pear addition to your orchard, look no further than Bosc Pear Tree (Pyrus 'Bosc')! This fragrant, smaller tree yields excellent fruit later in the season, making it perfect to plant among other pear varieties to extend your harvest.
The mid-spring display of sweet white blossoms smothers this tree and draws pollinators galore. Filling out with handsome vibrant-green foliage, these are highly ornamental in their own right.
This one-of-a-kind pear provides exceptionally delicious flavor! With a long, tapered neck and dark russet skin, the large fruit has a golden tinge to the surface of the skin. Looking delectable dangling from the upright, oval form.
Its crunchy, crispy, juicy flesh is a late-harvest treat, and the unique, strong spice, sweet flavor develops early. Often referred to as a Winter Pear, enjoy ripen Bosc Pears right off the tree!
Try this method for checking Bosc for ripeness, check the neck by pressing gently with your thumb for a slight give. Or ripen this variety by leaving it out at room temperature.
You won't wait long before your first bushels of healthy pears, because Bosc fruits in just 3 - 5 years. Keep in mind Bosc requires a pollinator, so choose another variety such as Anjou, Bartlett, Comice or Seckel.
Plant in the backyard or a side yard to enjoy its colorful springtime show of flowers. The lovely display of ripening pears brightens up your landscape!
The white spring flowers combined with fantastic summer foliage create a fantastic specimen tree for front landscaping. Why settle for a Flowering Pear, when you can also reap the benefits of a fruiting tree as well?
Dual-purpose and Edible landscaping are quite popular, so get a head start by using multi-use plants! The size makes it easy to plant Bosc and its pollinator, but if tight on room, try this high-density planting trick!
Fantastic shade plants for patio or seating areas, you’ll be within arms reach of gorgeous blooms and luscious fruit while reading or relaxing in the cooling shade. Bosc Pear is also a great addition to a healthy diet. It is a good source of vitamin C and is loaded with dietary fiber.
The flesh of this pear is firm and is a cook's choice for baking and dessert-making, greater so than other pears. Bake it whole, drizzled in glaze, or make a pear crisp that's out of this world. Great fresh, slice into green salads or a perfect complement to gourmet cheese plates.
Fruit trees require full sun for the most vigorous growth and best harvest. Provide at least 6 hours of sunlight per day, favoring the drying power of the morning sun. Hardy in USDA growing zones 4-9, you can be assured this is a cold and heat tolerant, easy-care tree!
Best in enriched, organic sites with well-drained soil. Preferring consistent and moderate moisture, so protect your investment from drought with supplemental watering. Provide ample water for your young tree while it’s establishing, not allowing it to dry out between waterings.
Prune to keep an open canopy so that both sunlight and airflow reach the interior. Head over to our Garden Blog for more Fruit Tree Planting, Fruit Tree Pruning and Fruit Tree Care tips and tricks can be found!
The Bosc Pear Tree is a favorite among pear lovers and has been for years, and why it is one of the world's most popular pears! Order at NatureHills.com!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Pyrus 'Bosc'|
|Mature Height||12 - 18 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Harvest Time||Late Season|
|Fruiting Time||3 - 5 years|
|When To Prune||Late Winter|