Bosc Pear - Pyrus communis 'Bosc'

High quality cinnamon-brown russet color over green or yellow pear. Large long necked fruit with juicy spicy flavor. White melting flesh. Great fresh or canning. Self fertile, ripens in mid-September. Stores well to March. A 1807 heritage introduction from Belgium.

Water Needs: 
Moderate
Foliage Color: 
Green
Flower Attributes: 
Showy Flowers
Landscape Uses: 
Specimen
Garden Styles: 
Cottage
Traditional
Light Needs: 
Full Sun
Height: 
10-20'
Spread: 
5-10'
Flower Colors: 
White
Flower Seasons: 
Spring
Special Features: 
Edible
Fall Colour
Growth Habits: 
Upright
Cold Hardiness: 
Zone 5
Average: 5 (2 votes)

Prefers well drained soils. Water regularly as needed. Feed in spring with an all purpose fertilizer prior to new spring growth. Prune when young to create an open branching structure that allows for even light distribution and more consistent ripening of fruit. 

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