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Hosui asian pear trees

Pyrus pyrifolia
  • Picking season: Early
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 3

Hosui is an early-season Asian or Nashi pear, sometimes considered to have the best flavour of any Asian pear variety.

The flesh is very juicy, crisp, and very sweet.

Hosui will not store as well as other Asian pear varieties, perhaps 1-2 months in the fridge - but this is a small price to pay for such excellent flavour.

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Hosui organic asian pear trees - graft to order

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    Very large tree (5m-6m+ after 10 years) Custom graft
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Growing and Training

Hosui grows with a spreading habit, becoming semi-weeping as it gets older.


Hosui is a relatively new variety, and was introduced in the 1970s by the National Horticulture Research Station, Tsukuba, Japan.

Hosui characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Picking periodlate August
  • Picking seasonEarly
  • Season of use1-2 months
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Food usesEating fresh
  • Disease resistanceAverage
  • ScabSome resistance
  • Fire blightSome susceptibility
  • Country of originJapan
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Flesh colourCream
  • Fruit colourBrownGoldRusset
  • Fruit sizeAverage