Semi-dwarf on OHxF333 rootstock.
Chill hours: 800
Harvest: September 10 - October 1
Looks: Brown skin, russet over the whole pear with a long and narrow shape. Does not need to be peeled before eating.
Personality: This pear is famous for its sweetly-spicy flavor. Good for eating fresh or cooked.
Facts of note: Susceptible to fire blight in warm, moist climates. Routine care helps prevent this.
Bosc pears are firmer fleshed when ripe than most pears.
Originating in France in the 1800's, Bosc pears appear often in still-life painting because of their luscious natural beauty.
Pollination: Pollenized by Bartlett or other pear.
European pears are late blooming, tolerant of heavy wet soils, and a good choice for many areas. Susceptible to codling moth and some to fire blight. Plant at least two varieties for best results. Harvest 3rd year. On OHxF333 semi-dwarf rootstock. Trees left unpruned reach 2/3 of standard (about 12-18'). By pruning, keep any tree to any size.
Please Note: Although most of our bare-root trees arrive to our warehouse in mid-December, there are a few varieties -- Mulberry, Pecan, Persimmon, Quince, and Walnut -- that will not arrive until mid-January. If you order any of those varieties along with varieties that arrive in mid-December, your order will be delayed for shipment until mid-January unless you ask us to split your shipments and agree to pay any additional shipping charges resulting from two separate shipments.
Check out our Fruit Tree Harvest Chart to plan for successive harvests.