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Beurre Bosc Pear

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Description

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 a russeted 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.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Yellow
Fruit Size Medium - Large
Pollination Pollinator Needed
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
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.

Recommended Pollinators

This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Our experts recommend planting one of the following within 50' for optimum pollination.

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.

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Questions & Answers

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A good Bosc pear is one of the best eating fruit there is.
Randy L on Aug 22, 2016
Love the pears...no grittiness.
Lois T on Jun 11, 2016
A good Bosc pear is one of the best eating fruit there is.
Randy L on Aug 22, 2016
husband likes this pear and I needed a pollinator for my Keiffer pear trees
Linda A on Jun 16, 2016
Love the pears...no grittiness.
Lois T on Jun 11, 2016
Comes late but very hardy.
Diane S on Jun 4, 2016
One of my favorite pears.
buzz 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
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
Our Bosc pear tree is loaded. Do we need to put them in the refrig for how long before we can eat them?
Peggy on Sep 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Found this at a reference I use, hope it helps!

Bosc pears are sweeter and more flavorful earlier in the ripening process than other pear varieties. As a result, the complex flavor, honey-sweetness, and juiciness of Bosc can be enjoyed before their flesh has fully softened.

Since the flesh density of Bosc is greater than other pears, it's important to take this into consideration when determining when Bosc pears are ripe. The Check the Neck test, where gentle thumb pressure is applied near the stem end, is still the best method for checking Bosc for ripeness. However, keep in mind that Bosc will "give" less than other pears when they are ready. Sometimes, Bosc will also show a slight wrinkling at the base of the stem as well as a minimal color change as they ripen-- a green hue under the russeted skin will turn more yellow. However, color change is not as reliable as Checking the Neck.
Ripen Bosc pears as you would any other variety: leave them at room temperature and only refrigerate after the pears have ripened.
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.

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Bosc pear tree
The Bosc pear tree is doing great, It made it through the winter with flying colors.
May 21, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
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.
Recommended.
May 4, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years 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
Purchased
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
Purchased
1 year ago
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