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Bosc Pear Tree

Bosc Pear Tree

Unique Delicious Flavor

Growing Beurre Bosc Pear Trees: A Comprehensive Guide

The Bosc pear, scientifically known as Pyrus communis, is a delightful addition to orchards or gardens, thriving in USDA Hardiness Zones 5-9 and requiring 500-600 chill hours. Understanding the key aspects of growing Bosc pear trees ensures a successful cultivation journey.

Cultivar Overview:

  • The Bosc pear features a medium to large size, renowned for its long neck and russeted brown skin.
  • Originating in France during the 1800s, these pears are celebrated for their luscious natural beauty.

Growing Conditions:

  • Bosc pear trees thrive in USDA Hardiness Zones 5-9, adapting well to diverse climates.
  • They require 500-600 chill hours, making them suitable for regions with moderate winter temperatures.
  • The trees prefer well-drained soil and full sun exposure for optimal growth and fruit development.

Harvesting Window:

  • Bosc pears exhibit a late bloom in typical Central Valley California weather.
  • The harvest window spans from September 1 to October 1, providing a generous timeframe for picking ripe fruit.

Physical Characteristics:

  • The pears boast a distinctive elongated neck and russeted brown skin, turning warm cinnamon when ripe.
  • With firm and dense flesh, Bosc pears retain their shape, making them ideal for various culinary applications.

Culinary Uses:

  • Bosc pears are best enjoyed fresh, offering a sweetly-spicy flavor without the need for peeling.
  • They are also excellent for cooking, whether baked or broiled, showcasing a buttery texture.

Tree Features:

  • The Bosc pear tree is medium to large-sized, featuring a wide, spreading canopy.
  • Glossy green, oval leaves with pointed tips adorn the branches, turning vibrant shades of yellow or gold in autumn.
  • Grey-brown, textured bark adds to the tree's visual appeal.

Pollination Requirements:

  • Bosc pear trees require proper pollination for fruit production, making companions like Bartlett or other pear varieties essential.
  • Spring brings clusters of white flowers, marking the beginning of the fruit-bearing process.

Disease Susceptibility and Care:

  • The trees are susceptible to fire blight in warm, moist climates, necessitating routine care and preventive measures.
  • Regular monitoring and prompt intervention are crucial to maintain tree health.

Ripeness Indicators:

  • Determining ripeness involves gently pressing near the stem; if the pear yields slightly, it is ready for harvest.
  • Bosc pears are firmer when ripe compared to most varieties, offering a unique texture. A juicy crunchy experience. 

Flavor Profile:

  • Bosc pears embody a dense, warm cinnamon flavor that elevates culinary experiences.
  • Noteworthy varieties include Kaiser Alexander, offering diversity in taste and application.

Visual Appeal:

  • In addition to their culinary attributes, Bosc pear trees contribute to the visual charm of gardens or orchards.
  • White spring blossoms and vibrant autumn foliage add aesthetic value to the landscape.
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Description

Growing Beurre Bosc Pear Trees: A Comprehensive Guide

The Bosc pear, scientifically known as Pyrus communis, is a delightful addition to orchards or gardens, thriving in USDA Hardiness Zones 5-9 and requiring 500-600 chill hours. Understanding the key aspects of growing Bosc pear trees ensures a successful cultivation journey.

Cultivar Overview:

  • The Bosc pear features a medium to large size, renowned for its long neck and russeted brown skin.
  • Originating in France during the 1800s, these pears are celebrated for their luscious natural beauty.

Growing Conditions:

  • Bosc pear trees thrive in USDA Hardiness Zones 5-9, adapting well to diverse climates.
  • They require 500-600 chill hours, making them suitable for regions with moderate winter temperatures.
  • The trees prefer well-drained soil and full sun exposure for optimal growth and fruit development.

Harvesting Window:

  • Bosc pears exhibit a late bloom in typical Central Valley California weather.
  • The harvest window spans from September 1 to October 1, providing a generous timeframe for picking ripe fruit.

Physical Characteristics:

  • The pears boast a distinctive elongated neck and russeted brown skin, turning warm cinnamon when ripe.
  • With firm and dense flesh, Bosc pears retain their shape, making them ideal for various culinary applications.

Culinary Uses:

  • Bosc pears are best enjoyed fresh, offering a sweetly-spicy flavor without the need for peeling.
  • They are also excellent for cooking, whether baked or broiled, showcasing a buttery texture.

Tree Features:

  • The Bosc pear tree is medium to large-sized, featuring a wide, spreading canopy.
  • Glossy green, oval leaves with pointed tips adorn the branches, turning vibrant shades of yellow or gold in autumn.
  • Grey-brown, textured bark adds to the tree's visual appeal.

Pollination Requirements:

  • Bosc pear trees require proper pollination for fruit production, making companions like Bartlett or other pear varieties essential.
  • Spring brings clusters of white flowers, marking the beginning of the fruit-bearing process.

Disease Susceptibility and Care:

  • The trees are susceptible to fire blight in warm, moist climates, necessitating routine care and preventive measures.
  • Regular monitoring and prompt intervention are crucial to maintain tree health.

Ripeness Indicators:

  • Determining ripeness involves gently pressing near the stem; if the pear yields slightly, it is ready for harvest.
  • Bosc pears are firmer when ripe compared to most varieties, offering a unique texture. A juicy crunchy experience. 

Flavor Profile:

  • Bosc pears embody a dense, warm cinnamon flavor that elevates culinary experiences.
  • Noteworthy varieties include Kaiser Alexander, offering diversity in taste and application.

Visual Appeal:

  • In addition to their culinary attributes, Bosc pear trees contribute to the visual charm of gardens or orchards.
  • White spring blossoms and vibrant autumn foliage add aesthetic value to the landscape.

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. Browse all our pear trees for sale.

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 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. If you'd like us to split your shipments, please contact us at (888) 784-1722 or orderdesk@groworganic.com. Additional shipping charges will apply.

Shipping Information

Ships from Northern CA.

Cannot ship to the following states: HI, AK, PR, GU, VI

Cannot ship via USPS.

Cannot ship via SmartPost.

Shipping Weight: 5.0 lb

Dimensions: 55.5"L x 7.3"W x 2.75"H

Features

    Characteristics

    USDA Growing Zone: 5 - 9
    Approximate Harvest Time : Early Fall
    Chill Hours Needed : 500-600 hours
    Planting Time : Winter
    Time to Fruit Production : 2-3 Years
    Tree Size : Semi-dwarf

    Planting & Care

    Useful Information

    Guarantee

    Limited Dormant Tree & Plant Guarantee

    * Claim deadline is June 15th

    We guarantee that your dormant tree or plant will arrive in good, viable condition. If your tree arrives in substandard condition, notify us within 3 days of delivery. Please email pictures of the box, inside packaging, the tree and its roots to helpdesk@groworganic.com.  We will investigate your claim and process a request to exchange or refund the damaged product.

    If your dormant tree or plant has not grown new leaves by June 15th, you may be eligible for our Limited Dormant Tree & Plant Guarantee. This guarantee provides for a store credit for the purchase price of the tree, excluding shipping. Please see the Instructions below.

    Important Dates:

    • April 1st Dormant trees/plants must be planted in the ground
    • May 15th Perform scratch test, if no new leaves have grown
    • June 15th Deadline to apply for a dormant tree/plant credit

    All required documentation must be received by June 15th for your claim to be considered. Claims or documentation received after June 15th will be denied, without exception. Instructions listed below

    Terms and Conditions

    We cannot guarantee that your tree or plant will remain alive and healthy after it is received, or bear fruit as there are too many variables in your environment that are beyond our control (i.e. soil preparation, weed and pest control, proper irrigation, chill hours, compatible hardiness for your growing zone, proper choice of pollinator, extreme weather, rodent damage, disease, etc.). 

    We cannot guarantee that we will be able to provide a replacement tree/plant of the same species either that same growing season or in future years. Customers are responsible for all shipping fees associated with replacement trees and plants. 

    If we determine that the tree you purchased directly from us is not viable, we will issue you a store credit (not a refund) for the purchase price of the affected dormant tree or plant. Shipping is not included in the dormant tree/plant guarantee. Store credits can be used to purchase any product we sell and are valid for use only until July 1st of the following year.

    Historically, 98% of our dormant trees and plants grow and thrive when they have been cared for and planted using our growing guides. Dormant trees and plants must be planted in the ground by April 1st in order to be eligible for credit. If the ground in your area is still frozen solid, you may temporarily plant your tree or plant in a pot. 

    Potted, non-dormant trees or plants are excluded from this guarantee as they are not dormant at the time of shipment. Evergreen trees such as citrus, avocado and olive trees are not available for credit under the Dormant Tree and Plant Guarantee. 

    Instructions

    We guarantee that your dormant fruit tree or plant will leaf out, if you care for it according to our growing guides. In the unlikely event that your dormant tree or plant does not have leaves by May 15th, follow these simple steps to apply for a store credit:

    Before you call or email, please perform a “scratch test” to determine if the tree or plant is still alive. This video shows how to check for live tissue under the bark. Scratch tests need to be done a few inches above and below the graft. 

    Green Cambium Layer / Living Trees

    If the cambium layer under the bark is green, give your tree a little more time. It is still alive, but hasn’t come out of dormancy yet. Check to make sure that it is getting the right amount of deep root water, enough sunlight and that the weather is warm enough for that type of tree/plant to come out of dormancy. Every tree has its own personality and will come out of dormancy at different times. Be sure to submit the required documentation listed below by June 15th, if it doesn’t grow leaves.

    Brown Cambium Layer / Dead Trees

    If the scratch test shows a brown cambium layer or if your dormant tree/plant doesn’t have leaves by June 1st, please email us at helpdesk@groworganic.com. All required documentation listed below must be received by June 15th for your claim to be considered. To be considered for the guarantee claim, all required documentation must be received by June 15th.  Incomplete submissions will be denied.

    Required Documentation

    1. Order number
    2. Name of dormant tree/plant and the quantity affected
    3. Photos of each tree or plant showing: 
      1. The roots (tree or plant must be pulled out of the ground)
      2. The scratch test areas
      3. The entire tree/plant

    We reserve the right to not issue credit for items that have already been replaced. We also reserve the right to require photographic evidence that the tree/plant was not killed by root rot, rodent or mechanical damage.

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