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Description

Snappy, tangy taste. Produces excellent-quality fruit with a slightly higher acid content than other Asian pears. Tree is moderately vigorous with a slightly spreading nature. Fruit is sweet like a pear and crisp like an apple with lots of juice. Medium to large size fruit has an attractive golden-russet skin. Best for fresh-eating but also makes great pies! Introduced from Japan in the 1970s. Heat-tolerant. Ripens in late August. Self-pollinating, but will yield larger crops when pollinated with another variety like New Century. See more Recommended Pollinators below.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Brown
Fruit Size Medium - Large
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest Late August
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet
Texture Fine Grained/crisp
Years to Bear 4 - 6
Zone Range 5 - 9

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 9
My Hardiness Zone ?
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

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 8 - 10' tall x 6 - 7' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 8 - 10' apart to ensure room for growth.

Recommended Pollinators

This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

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.

Shipping Information

Estimated Delivery Date

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Our Promise of Satisfaction

1 Year Warranty

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
will attempt to pollinate another asian pear tree that hasn't bear fruit (except first year) in years.
Paul L on Apr 26, 2016
these pears are delish and my boss loves them
Tai T on Apr 16, 2016
will attempt to pollinate another asian pear tree that hasn't bear fruit (except first year) in years.
Paul L on Apr 26, 2016
If this works in my back yard, I am the happiest man on earth. I will care for it the way I care for my children.
Nabil D on Apr 24, 2016
these pears are delish and my boss loves them
Tai T on Apr 16, 2016
Nice hard fruit
John C on Apr 9, 2016
George remembers these fondly during his time in the military while stationed in Japan, sweet and juicy.
Diane G on Apr 1, 2016
I like this flavor
Feng-chuan B on Mar 23, 2016
Love those Pears!
ALAN J on Mar 20, 2016
We have eaten them and like them
LOUIS S on Mar 16, 2016
self pol.
sounds like an excellent pear. 1st pear for our yard, along with the apple and peach tress we already have from Stark's - over the years, starting with my father, many fruit trees purchased from Stark's - always very satisfied. thanks, Stark's - Jim Denman
James D on Mar 14, 2016
self pollinating - only have a spot for one plant
phillip b on Mar 13, 2016
I couldn't find the Asian pear anywhere. This is my first time buying from Stark. Will let all know how it goes.
Teresa B on Mar 4, 2016
to pollinate my Chojuro.
Kathy J on Feb 28, 2016
If this works in my back yard, I am the happiest man on earth. I will care for it the way I care for my children.
Nabil D on Apr 24, 2016
Nice hard fruit
John C on Apr 9, 2016
my yard is little bit clay soil. should I do something before plant pear?
Maiko T on Apr 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I'm in southern California and used a good deal of really dark mulch that I made over a 2 year period and dug a deep hole, filling it with the mulch before placing the tree inside to plant. It's a little early to tell if this makes much difference, we only planted one year ago and still have several years before we see anything. Regards, Chris
Do these store well and are they good for canning?
Judy L on Apr 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They do keep well. Pick ripe unlike other pears and store cool and humid.
I have made preserves with them, pear sauce, and quarters in light syrup. All are fine but of course I think they are really best fresh. The sauce was a little gritty in texture and not it's best use. They also dry nicely but freezing is not a great choice as they tend to be mushy and gritty.
Fire blight resistant?
Kay T on May 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Not particularly resistant to fire blight.

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Dwarf Supreme Stark Hosui Asian Pear tree (Las Vegas, NV)
First off I'm I'm very satisfied with how this tree was shipped. I received and planted this in the fall. The tree was completely bare root as described. I plated the tree in the ground with generic fruit tree fertilizer and watered once a week. By February my tree began breaking it's buds and leafing out. Be advised this first season the tree did not flower, which was expected since it's a young tree. For spring I surrounded the tree with mulch and watering has gone up twice a week. Overall I'm 100% satisfied with the quality and the amazing customer service Stark Bros has provided for me.
March 10, 2016
Purchased
6 months ago
My favorite pear
We planted a new Hosui tree in the fall of 2014 purchased from Stark bros. with gala & golden delicious apple trees & 2 Asian plums all are growing beautifully. We already have bearing Asian pears (chojuro, shensheiki & hosui purchased from Miller nursery in 2012). Hosui pear is like no other pear, crunchy, sweet w/ a little tart in the middle, very juicy and refreshing. I love to eat it chilled, add to salads. Thank you Stark bros 5 stars for your business/ customer sevice as well.
March 14, 2016
Hosui Asian Pear
So far, the tree is growing beautifully!! Thank you!
March 11, 2016
Purchased
8 months ago
Hosui Pear , Once again
In 2000 we moved to Hendersonville, TN. and planted a Hosui Pear and a an Arkansas Black apple, both grew well and produced wonderful fruit. We have moved again to house with a smaller yard, room for only one fruit tree, we choose the Hosui Pear. The tree shipped this spring, planted the tree immediately and it has leafed out and looks great. We expect a flowering tree next year, and some fruit the year after. Stark fruit trees are the highest quality and live up to the written word in the catalogue. Jon
April 21, 2016
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