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!
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!
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!
Nature Hills Nursery sells fruit trees with mature root systems, and will often set fruit in their second or third years.
Pear trees are moderate growth rate plants and can add 12-18 inches and more per year in optimal conditions once they have established.
Pear trees grow best in well-drained, fertile soil in at least 6 hours of full sun per day or more.
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.
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.
Hosui pears are typically ready to harvest in August.
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.
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!
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.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|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 pyrifolia 'Hosui'|
|Mature Height||10 - 15 feet|
|Mature Spread||8 - 10 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Fruiting Time||Early Mid-Season|