Hosui Pear Tree

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Incredible Taste, Juicy Hosui Pear Tree

  • Early Mid-Season
  • Juicy, Sweet Fruit
  • Golden Russet Skin
  • Crisp Like an Apple, Tastes Like a Pear
  • Medium to Large-Sized Fruit
  • White Flowers in Spring
  • Lush, Glossy-Green Summer Foliage Can Shade and Screen
  • Orange-Red Fall Color
  • Good Choice for Milder Climates
  • 400 Low Chill Hours
  • Adapts to a Variety Of Soils
  • Heat Tolerant and Cold Hardy
  • Drought Resistant
  • Plant with Bartlett, Chojuro or 20th Century Varieties for Best Pollination

One of the best-tasting Asian Pears is the Hosui Asian Pear (Pyrus pyrifolia 'Hosui'). It’s a taste test winner, and beloved for its crunchy, delicious flavor. Even kids like the flavor, the texture and the juice!

The beautiful, orb-shaped fruit is held all through the canopy. These are good-looking trees with an upright, spreading growth habit. Hosui is a vigorous variety, and like all fruit trees, can be easily held to any size with summer pruning.

Asian Pears are heavy and the fruit set is quite abundant. You’ll need to thin the blossoms in spring and thin the developing fruit, as well. That way, your mature harvest will reach full-size. The branches should easily support the weight of a properly thinned crop.

You’ll be able to enjoy your whole harvest, as the fruit keeps well for several months in storage. Hosui is an excellent Asian Pear to add to your edible landscape. Order from our expert growers today!

How to Use Hosui Pear Tree in the Landscape

Glossy, summer foliage cloaks the branches from top to bottom. Try a hedgerow of our Asian Pears to use as a beautiful, useful privacy screen.

Plant Hosui with other varieties such as Bartlett or Chojuro to pollinate. Space them 7 feet apart on center. Measure from the center of one to the center of the next tree.

You’ll know your crop is ripe by watching to see a golden color with orange overtones develop. It’s a yearly race to see who will get the most fruit - you or the birds! Get out there and pick your harvest if you notice birds start to peck at the sweet fruit.Trust us, our “featured friends” know when Hosui is ripe!

The Hosui has a slightly tangy flavor, with a bit more acid content to balance out the sweetness of the sugar. That may be why it wins the top award at fruit taste tests every year. It simply has a more sophisticated taste than other, sweeter varieties.

The flesh is firm and creamy white. You’ll love these for fresh eating, and they are good keepers. You’ll get several months of crispness, even in winter storage.

Hosui Pears can stand up to baking, as well. Create your own mouth-watering tarts and pies, and create a devoted following.

You will love using incredibly fresh fruit, and having plenty on hand in storage. It is a wonderful feeling to be self-sufficient. Use your sunlight and soil and grow your own fruit!

#ProPlantTips for Care

Hosui is a tough tree. That makes it heat tolerant, cold hardy, drought resistant and even urban tolerant.

Plant it in a full sun location. It’s best to ensure it receives morning sun, as that has strong drying power.

You want to be sure Hosui Pear gets lots of good air circulation, too. Low-lying spots in cold-winter Zones don’t make the best spots for fruit trees, as they can trap cold, frosty air.

Place a thick layer of mulch over the root system to a depth of 3 inches. You’ll spread that out to 3 feet past the canopy. Mulch is wonderful to help keep the roots nice and cool.

Prune in summer to control the height and spread of your tree. Keep it as low as you’d like to make harvest easier.

In late winter, correct any crossing branches by removing the weakest one. You’ll want to open up the canopy to sunlight and air circulation.

Asian Pears should be thinned to 1 piece of fruit per spur. They are heavy, and can cause branches to break if too many are allowed to develop.

No edible landscape is complete without a few Asian Pear Trees. You might call them by their nickname, “Apple Pears”. They are the fruit that tastes like a Pear, but crunch like an Apple.

Hosui is simply the best of the best. Order today, we’ll run out of this high-demand variety!

Hosui Pear Tree Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take for Hosui Pear Trees to bear fruit?

Nature Hills Nursery sells fruit trees with mature root systems, and will often set fruit in their second or third years.

How Fast Do Hosui Pear Trees Grow?

Pear trees are moderate growth rate plants and can add 12-18 inches and more per year in optimal conditions once they have established.

Where do Hosui Pear Trees Grow Best?

Pear trees grow best in well-drained, fertile soil in at least 6 hours of full sun per day or more.

Do You Need 2 Pear Trees to Produce Fruit?

All Pyrus varieties have different requirements to set fruit. While a few varieties are self-fertile but will always have a larger harvest with a pollination partner. Hosui (Pyrus pyrifolia 'Hosui') is self-fruiting and doesn't need a pollinating partner, but will bear more fruit when paired with another pear tree.

No room? Look into High-Density Planting techniques, or choose a semi-dwarf or dwarf fruit tree.

When Should Hosui Pear Trees be Planted?

Bareroot Pear trees are best planted in the spring but container-grown Pear trees can be successfully transplanted all throughout the growing season as long as the ground isn’t frozen and they are carefully watered as needed. Check for first and last frost dates for your area with your local County Extension Office.

Harvest Times for Hosui Pears

Hosui pears are typically ready to harvest in August.

How Do I Find Hosui Pear Trees for Sale Near Me?

Make your life easier and your yard happier by shopping for Pear trees at NatureHills.com online fruit tree nursery. You’ll find a massive selection of fruit trees for sale, including many lovely Pear tree varieties!

Choose the right tree for your area by first finding your growing zone by entering your zip code in the field above the Plant Highlights section on our product pages. Narrow down your options by plant hardiness zone, sun availability, and size requirements.

Place your order, knowing it’s backed by the Nature Hills Nursery product guarantee and protected by Plant Sentry™, which helps ensure regulated plant materials aren’t sent to prohibited areas.

Expect to receive your plants at the appropriate planting time for your growing zone when temperatures are safest.

What shipping options do you offer?

NatureHills.com works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and won’ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Hosui Pear Tree for sale here at NatureHills.com!

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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.

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4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
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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
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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
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Size Volume
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
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Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#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
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Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 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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Hosui Pear Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-9
Growing Zones 6-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Pyrus pyrifolia 'Hosui'
Mature Height 10 - 15 feet
Mature Spread 8 - 10 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Deciduous
Foliage Deciduous
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time Early Mid-Season