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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 18 - 20' tall x 12 - 13' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 18 - 20' apart to ensure room for growth.

Pollination

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. Plant one of these varieties within 50' for best results.

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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1 Year Warranty

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
We have been looking for a pear tree for our zone.
Glen B on Oct 27, 2019
Had one of these at previous house in LV and liked it so got one for new house.
Scott H on Sep 25, 2019
We have been looking for a pear tree for our zone.
Glen B on Oct 27, 2019
My neighbor bought this tree from sharkbro???s and we love the flavor and he has shared them throughout our neighborhood .
Beatrice K on Oct 4, 2019
Had one of these at previous house in LV and liked it so got one for new house.
Scott H on Sep 25, 2019
to pollinate existing Korean Giants
Boyd F on Jul 15, 2019
Heat tolerant
Martha A on Jul 12, 2019
Great price.
Diane H on May 13, 2019
I like the taste and crunchiness of this Asian pear. Would love to have it as part of my collection.
Lai S on Apr 13, 2019
Love the flavor of these pears and cannot find the trees locally.
Matt C on Apr 10, 2019
I love the flavor, self pollination
Tamami S on Apr 6, 2019
They looks really good, and i???ve Wanted one for so long to plant in my garden.
Thanh N on Mar 31, 2019
Nice pear with a clear, thin skin. Flavor is exceptional!
Rick H on Mar 14, 2019
I have one Asian pear already and wanted one more. I haven't got any fruit yet and I like pears.
Gary W on Mar 5, 2019
these are not grainy and I like to mix it in with my apples when pressing cider.
Tom on Mar 5, 2019
When I was stationed in Korea, I would buy these from the street vendors. Delicious!
Victoria D on Jan 17, 2019
Anxious to get some pear trees started
Anna C on Jan 6, 2019
Taste
Lynn P on Nov 30, 2018
I like tanginess (higher acidity) in my fruit
STEPHEN S on Oct 22, 2018
I love Asian pears and they are so expensive in the grocery store. I chose this pear because it was self pollinating.
SHERRY W on Oct 21, 2018
Flavor
JULONDA W on Oct 20, 2018
This is a food grade herb in Oriental Medicine. And it's very effective for treating lung and dry skin issues.
Linh C on Aug 28, 2018
excellent flavor
Ronald J on May 10, 2018
Low chill hours
Alluri R on May 10, 2018
We have one already, love the taste so we wanted to expand our harvest. The pears were gone in two weeks.
Dan C on Jan 2, 2018
A very hard flesh pear. Great for canning.
Frank E on May 1, 2017
As a companion to my other pear tree
Victoria H on Mar 9, 2017
My son loves Aisian Pears and I think fresh picked will be even better.
Lisa P on Jan 5, 2017
My husband misses Asian pears after living in Japan for several years!
Tanya H on Aug 25, 2016
love to eat asian pears
THOMAS E on May 9, 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
My neighbor bought this tree from sharkbro???s and we love the flavor and he has shared them throughout our neighborhood .
Beatrice K on Oct 4, 2019
to pollinate existing Korean Giants
Boyd F on Jul 15, 2019
Fire blight resistant?
Kay T on May 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Fireblight took my Collette pear last year. My 2 Asian pears are 75 feet away and showed no signs. Keeping my fingers crossed though. They have been producing beautifully. Have had them for 6 or 7 years. Rick in Idaho.
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.
my yard is little bit clay soil. should I do something before plant pear?
Maiko T on Apr 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: My soil is the same and doesn't drain very well, but i have 4 asian pear trees and they do great, especially if they are in full sun. I just mixed in some compost at planting to help with nutrients and drainage.
Research says the 'Asian Pear" likes wet soil. Your page says 'well drained'.. Will this tree grow in soil that is always moist & wet in the spring?
Jody V on Jun 11, 2019
BEST ANSWER: My Asian pear has both and produced the first year and every year since. Only thing that inhibits production is a late frost. Other than that i get about 200 lbs a year
How deep should I plant Housui standard pear?
HANK NAGANO on May 19, 2019
BEST ANSWER: We recommend a planting hole of at least 2' wide and 2' deep.
I???ve had my Asian pears in for over 4 years now. They are not flowering?
Robert P on Aug 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. First, do a soil test to check the pH (it should be between 6.0 - 6.5 for Asian pear trees) and see which nutrients it might be missing. Then fertilize accordingly. Is the tree getting at least 6 hours of full sun? Are your trees compatible pollinators, or the same variety? If the latter, that's why you're not getting a crop. There are other reasons a tree might not be bearing fruit as you expect. This article details some basic fruit tree requirements for fruit production.

//www.starkbros.com/growing-guide/article/fruit-tree-blooming-bearing-problems
How big pear tree is please?
Ben N on Jul 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This lovely pear tree ships 1 - 2' tall with advanced root system in a 4x4x10" EZ Start?? pot. At maturity, it is 18-20' tall by 12-13' wide.
Is hydrogen peroxide good to spray on pears?
Johnny on Aug 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hydrogen peroxide, when properly mixed with the right amount of water, is an effective fungicide on some plants and trees, but not pears. While an Asian pear has a more russetted skin than a European pear, it could still suffer a burn. We wouldn't recommend it.
What is the chill hour ratting?
randy m on Dec 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. Asian pears have a chill-hours requirement of 32?? to 55?? F, or less for 450 hours.

Customer Reviews

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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
Amazing Growth
I live in Durham NC and have had the Hosui Pear planted for two years. It has been a prolific grower, going from a single 4 foot stick to a leafy 10 foot tree in only those two years. The tree flowered this year with two bunchings of 5 beautiful white flowers. The flowers came out early before most of the pollinators were out so they did not fertilize but I anticipate next will provide the first yield. The tree is very resistant to pests and disease and I have not seen any damage. It does require significant pruning because it grows so quickly but it is a great choice.
May 13, 2016
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
over 4 years ago
great little tree so far!
I was surprised that the tree was shipped with all the branches trimmed off...it was just a big stick (about 3' long) with a small root ball at one end. It sprang to life soon after planting, so I think the folks who sent it are very knowledgeable. It has also survived one long scorching summer and several nights with below freezing temperatures. However, it still does not have a lot of branching activity; we have had it for a year and it has two small branches with a few dozen leaves. It has not yet produced any fruit; not sure when that is supposed to happen...
May 22, 2017
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Hosui Asian Pear
So far, the tree is growing beautifully!! Thank you!
March 11, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago
2nd so far so good
This is the second spring for our Asian pear. The leaves are broad and shiny, the trunk steady. We are hoping for first fruit next year.
May 15, 2016
Purchased
over 5 years 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
Great Choice in Pears
Of the three Asian Pears in the group, I like this Hosui Asian Pear the most. Very sweet and juicy. Oh by the way. The deer from the local forrest have also found my pears and visit my yard each night.
August 10, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago
So far, so good
I bought this tree a few weeks ago. It cam on time as promised and was in good contrition. The bare roots were moist and I planted it right away. So far, small leaves are budding all the way up to the top and it appears to be healthy and growing.
May 30, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
My young tree is not growing well
I got a dwarf donut peach and a Hosui asian pear this spring and planted them. The peach tree is growing nicely with new leaves, but the pear tree is not. All buds look like having some disease that darken, died out and never developed into leaves. The tree seems to look fine but no leaves grown so far and I am afraid it will die. Any ones have any clue about what's going on with my tree and what I have to do to save it.
June 19, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Response from Stark Bro's
Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear about the trouble you're having. When you get the opportunity, we would like for you to perform a scratch test on the nursery stock. It will determine whether the tree is still living or dead. We have attached the instructions below, if you just click on the link. If the tree appeasr green then I would recommend pruning about 1-3 inches off of the tips, to help stimulate growth. If the items are brown, please contact customer at 800.325.4180 to see if they are eligible to be replaced.

www.starkbros.com/blog/how-to-do-a-scratch-test/
September 6, 2018
Tabitha R