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Beurre Bosc Pear

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The classic shapely pear. The gourd-like shape and long neck of this variety makes it easily distinguishable from others. Medium-to-large fruit features russet, dark yellow skin and smooth, aromatic flesh that is juicy, sweet and tender. Perfect for eating fresh, baking or drying. Best at room temperature. Originates from Europe in the early 1800s. Ripens in late September. Best pollinators: Starking® Delicious™ or Bartlett. See more Recommended Pollinators below.


Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Yellow
Fruit Size Medium - Large
Ripens/Harvest Late September
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Rich, Sweet
Texture Smooth, Juicy
Years to Bear 4 - 7
Zone Range 5 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 8
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

The mature size of this variety depends on the version you choose to plant:
Standard 18 - 20' Tall X 12 - 13' Wide
Dwarf 8 - 10' Tall X 6 - 7' Wide

Recommended Spacing

The space needed for this variety to grow depends on the size you plant:
Standard 18 - 20'
Dwarf 8 - 10'

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow pear trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
husband likes this pear and I needed a pollinator for my Keiffer pear trees
Linda A on Jun 16, 2016
Comes late but very hardy.
Diane S on Jun 4, 2016
husband likes this pear and I needed a pollinator for my Keiffer pear trees
Linda A on Jun 16, 2016
Love the grittiness.
Lois T on Jun 11, 2016
Comes late but very hardy.
Diane S on Jun 4, 2016
One of my favorite pears.
George B B on Jun 3, 2016
I have the Ayers, and Keiffer pear tree and wanted to add to my fruit tree collection.
adelita s on May 25, 2016
my favorite pear
Ed A on May 11, 2016
To pollinate with a Dwarf Red Bartlett Pear tree
Marc A on Apr 17, 2016
I needed a pollinator and Bosc is a tender pear.
Ava T on Apr 15, 2016
Best tasting pear. Iv tasted from stores
Edward K on Apr 11, 2016
I Love them. Would love to grow my own.........
Roger B on Feb 18, 2016
Love the grittiness.
Lois T on Jun 11, 2016
One of my favorite pears.
George B B on Jun 3, 2016
I grew up on an apple ranch, near Santa Cruz, CA. low in elevation, and, about 3 miles from the ocean, and, had a few pear trees. My Dad called them Beurre Hardy Pears. Is the Beurre Bosc a similar pear? The Hardy
has a rust skin, white meat, sweet, yet crisp. The fruit would ripen in late
Sep. or early Oct. Delicious when it was cold outside.
fantem on Mar 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Variations of "Beurre" are commonly used for naming pears due to their soft and smooth, almost "buttery" texture. Although they seem to share some characteristics (ripening time, taste, texture, etc.), Beurre Hardy appears to be a variety of French/dessert pear that is separate from this Beurre Bosc.

Customer Reviews

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Beautiful Bosc
Planted this about a year ago and it has come out of it first winter beautifully. Scaffolds are being developed and trained with clothes pins. it is developing nicely and will be a handsome tree.
This is one of many trees purchased from Starks and all have been quality trees.
May 4, 2016
over 2 years ago
Bosc pear tree
The Bosc pear tree is doing great, It made it through the winter with flying colors.
May 21, 2016
1 year ago
Growing nicely so far!
Beurre Bosc Pear arrived in good condition. So far it is doing well in my sandy soil and sunny location. Looking forward to pears in a few years time!
May 22, 2016
1 year ago
doing well
I planted this tree in the spring of 2015 and there was very little growth that year.. It survived some very cold temperatures over the winter and has started growing and putting out leaves and branches this spring.
May 11, 2016
1 year ago