Hosui Asian Pear

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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.

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Bloom Color White
Chill Hours 700
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

The mature size of this variety depends on the version you choose to plant:
Standard 18 - 20' tall x 12 - 13' wide
Semi-Dwarf 12 - 15' tall x 9 - 11' 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'
Semi-Dwarf 12 - 15'
Dwarf 8 - 10'


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.

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Self-polinating and can grow in zone 6B.
Kristen H on Mar 5, 2021
zone compatible
David P on Feb 28, 2021
Self-polinating and can grow in zone 6B.
Kristen H on Mar 5, 2021
Plant ok to my zone. The item has a high rate of review as of March 2021.
Victor M on Mar 4, 2021
zone compatible
David P on Feb 28, 2021
I like this, sweet.
Joseph T on Feb 25, 2021
Had century 21 and I think this is as close to them as I can get
Stan J on Jan 31, 2021
I have one or these and it is getting old so I want to have another tree to be there to replace. Also the fact that it is self pollinating. And I really like the taste.
vicky c on Jan 9, 2021
I have grown this before and have had good luck. Many happy neighbors!
BARBARA T on Jan 3, 2021
It grows in my mom's region.
Emily R on Dec 1, 2020
It fit the profile for location, size and availability.
Carol H on Oct 23, 2020
I bought every variety that was available.
David N on Aug 2, 2020
Friend's recommendation & flavor.
Loren W on Jul 20, 2020
Dwarf size and self pollinating
Robert W on Jul 18, 2020
I love Asian pears and it works for my yard. <3
Eli D on Jul 17, 2020
grows in my area
Jupp N on Jul 10, 2020
It is Dwarf tree and fit my small backyard. Asian pear is My Favorite Fruit.
Hsiaofen W on May 15, 2020
Says best for my zone 9b here in Southern California
Diana V on May 9, 2020
The one I ordered and received a few weeks ago- the graft fell off in a wind storm. :-(
Annie M on May 7, 2020
Wife wanted one
Richard W on Apr 24, 2020
I need a pollinator for a very early blooming pear (and I love Asain pears anyway)
monaghan m on Apr 24, 2020
Asian Pears are very firm, sweet and juicy.
Eugene R on Apr 20, 2020
I love the variety for the taste.
Matthew B on Apr 18, 2020
Using as a pollinator
Lisa F on Apr 17, 2020
Self pollinating, Dwarf is only 8-10 feet tall, good for my zone, great reviews for Stark Bros quality.
Kelley B on Apr 9, 2020
Love these pears
Annette B on Apr 8, 2020
Like the rest of the Asian pears, the sweetness and flavor are great. My customers always want more of these pears and I never have any left unsold.
Kirsten H on Apr 3, 2020
I love Asian Pear and so does my family
FITZROY F on Mar 29, 2020
size of fruit
Daniel C on Mar 28, 2020
Self pollinating
Lauren P on Feb 29, 2020
I love Asian pears and I read that it is sweet, and it is self-pollinating. I'm hoping the two European varieties I got will possibly help pollinate it as well for a larger crop, but we'll see!
Hilary S on Feb 27, 2020
I needed to replace an asian pear I bought locally, and Stark has such beautiful trees! This one is supposed to be sweet and crisp.
Karen R on Jan 25, 2020
Maryland extension service recommended variety
Bruce R on Jan 10, 2020
love this fruit
glenn h on Dec 12, 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
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
Plant ok to my zone. The item has a high rate of review as of March 2021.
Victor M on Mar 4, 2021
I like this, sweet.
Joseph T on Feb 25, 2021
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.
Can you make preserves out of Asian pears?
Violet O O on Aug 19, 2020
Hi good morning , what is month to plant the Hosui Asian pear In Michigan ? Thk you
Yulan J on Mar 18, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Any fruit tree or plants should not be planted until the risk frost is past, ideally the ground should be at least 50 degrees. Your hole should be twice the size of the root, also ozmecot should be in the bottom of the hole once it is 3 inches deeper than you need, then put three inches of dirt on top of the of the ozmecot. the reason for this is to promote root growth. do not use the dirt you took out of the hole get a good dirt for trees and shrubs, If you do all of this your tree will grow and be fed for six months. the following year get some fruit tree spikes and follow the directions.
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
Is this Hosui pear is a dwarf, semi-dwarf or standard size?
Bijan M on Mar 9, 2021
BEST ANSWER: If you select the drop box on the product it will give the sizes available, Currently this is only available in a Supreme Standard.
How long will it take for fruiting?
Tuyen N on Feb 20, 2021
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. This variety takes 4-6 years to begin bearing fruit.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
what is the size of the Asian pears shipped?
William C on Jan 31, 2021
BEST ANSWER: When shipped, regular trees are about 3-4' tall and/or with a 3/8" or larger trunk diameter. A Stark?? Supreme Tree is one of the season's top-grade, bare-root trees that gives you a head start on growing. When Supreme trees are shipped, they are about 4-5' tall and/or with a 5/8" or larger trunk diameter.
My asian pears produced marble size fruit. This is the first year to bloom.. what can I do to change this? LLP ml loop0
Eddie on Aug 25, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. The tree may be to young still and your first crop can be small. Crop load determines fruit yield and size and a too high fruit number can result in small fruit. The use of careful thinning and growth regulators can reduce the number of fruit to an optimum amount per tree.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
how do I winterize a young tree in wisconsin?
Anne M on Jul 28, 2020
BEST ANSWER: One way to prepare fruit trees for winter is by mulching your tree with straw. This helps insulate your fruit tree's roots, protecting them from freezing during the winter. Frozen roots die and can no longer supply water and nutrients to the tree.
how and when do i winterize my pear tree?
Anne M on Jul 27, 2020
BEST ANSWER: This really is something that should be done in the Fall, after all of the plant's leaves have fallen and before it gets too cold. One way to prepare fruit trees for winter is by mulching your tree with straw. This helps insulate your fruit tree's roots, protecting them from freezing during the winter. Frozen roots die and can no longer supply water and nutrients to the tree.
Are the Hasui pear trees bare root? What sizes are there? Thanks.
Jay F on Jul 8, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. We do not offer bare root except in the spring. This is an ez start potted tree and there are two options a dwarf or semi dwarf.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
I recently recieved my Hosui Dwarf Pear Tree and for the last 2 days I've been hardening off in it's original container. When I received it there were a couple small brown spots on the leaves, now there's quite a few more. It's such a small tender tree I don't want to use harsh fungicide - any recommendations?
MMM25404 on Jul 6, 2020
BEST ANSWER: ???Thank you for contacting us. We are very sorry that your plants are stressed. During shipping plant go through a lot of stress. Damaged, dropped and discoloring of the leaves are a normal way for trees and plants to conserve energy when exposed to heat or darkness (which both occur during shipping). The health of the product is not affected. We suggest that you give your trees and/or plants an adequate amount of water and extra TLC. You may always send us a picture to info@starkbros.com and we would be happy to take a look at it.
I am wondering what root stock this dwarf is grafted on? It has a sucker, and I may want to propagate it.
Keith G on Jun 8, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. We use several different rootstocks, depending upon the desired result and what is available. For that reason, we're unable to guarantee a specific rootstock.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
I am looking for 100 Hosui asian pear. Is there any special pricing?
Kurt K on Feb 10, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Stark Bro's no longer sells commercially but please reach out to us direct by emailing info@starkbros.com to discuss this further.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
I'd like to know what is your warranty on this plant?
Lan V on Dec 16, 2019
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. We offer a 1 year limited warranty. If for any reason you are not satisfied we will replace one time within one-year. Just contact customer support if you have any questions or concerns.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
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.

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.
What rootstock is this grafted onto?
J I on Mar 29, 2020

Customer Reviews

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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
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
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
over 5 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
over 5 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
over 6 years ago
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
over 6 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
Hosui Asian Pear
So far, the tree is growing beautifully!! Thank you!
March 11, 2016
over 5 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
over 5 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
over 3 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.

September 6, 2018
Tabitha R