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Hosui Pear on OHxF 87 (Spring 2022)


An Asian pear of exceptionally high quality.

This tree is vigorous, willowy, and spreading. Like most Asian pears it is susceptible to fireblight and pseudomonas, but it does have some resistance to scab and alternaria. Hosui is partially self-fertile, but it will produce better crops when paired with a pollenizer. Thinning is necessary to maintain fruit size and annual bearing, and to prevent breakage caused by overcropping.

Hosui ("Copious Juice") is probably the best of our Asian pears. The early-midseason fruit is largish, round, golden russet, and copiously speckled with lenticels. The creamy flesh is delicate, crisp, and juicy, with a hint of snappy acid complexity that is unusual in Asian pears. This pear will not store for more than four weeks, but it doesn't matter; they are addictive and will get eaten fast.

This variety was introduced from Japan in the 1970s. It is a cross of (Kikusui x Yakumo) and Yakumo.

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This tree is vigorous, willowy, and spreading. Like most Asian pears it is susceptible to fireblight and pseudomonas, but it does have some resistance to scab and alternaria. Hosui is partially self-fertile, but it will produce better crops when paired with a pollenizer. Thinning is necessary to maintain fruit size and annual bearing, and to prevent breakage caused by overcropping.

Hosui ("Copious Juice") is probably the best of our Asian pears. The early-midseason fruit is largish, round, golden russet, and copiously speckled with lenticels. The creamy flesh is delicate, crisp, and juicy, with a hint of snappy acid complexity that is unusual in Asian pears. This pear will not store for more than four weeks, but it doesn't matter; they are addictive and will get eaten fast.

This variety was introduced from Japan in the 1970s. It is a cross of (Kikusui x Yakumo) and Yakumo.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Pear
Subcategory: Asian, Self-Fertile

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: fresh eating, canning
Storage duration: one to three months (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: russeted
Flesh color: off-white

Fruit Origins

Parentage: Ri-14 (Kikusui x Yakumo) x Yakumo
Origin: Tsukuba, Japan
Introduced in: 1972
Introduced by: M. Kajiura, K. Kanato, Y. Machida, M. Maeda, I. Kozaki, T. Tashiro, O. Kishimoto and K. Seike; National Horticulture Research Station

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 5 - 8
Chill hours: 400
Ripening date: Aug 13 (approximate, in New York State) 7 days before Bartlett

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: OHxF 87 Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Half-Standard (75% of Standard)
Tree spacing (natural spread of tree): 18'
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

Fireblight: Susceptible
Pear Scab: Resistant
Alternaria Leaf Blotch: Resistant
Pseudomonas : Susceptible

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 3
Is it self-fertile? Y
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid
Rootstock size class: Half-Standard (75% of Standard)

Pollination Partners

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