Hosui asian pear tree (known as “abundant juice”) originated at the National Horticulture Research Station, Tsukuba, Japan. It is a cross between Ri-14(Kikusui x Yakumo) and Yakumo made in 1954 and introduced in 1972 by M. Kajiura, K. Kanato, Y. Machida, M. Maeda, I. Kozaki, T. Tashiro, O. Kishimoto and K. Seike. The fruit is large with globose to oblate shape. It has russeted skin. The fruit is sweet, mild, crisp, and juicy. The fruit ripens early-mid season from mid August to September. Stores for about 4 weeks. The Tree is medium to large in size, vigorous, and productive. It is resistant to Alternaria black spot. Hosui asian pear trees grow well in cold hardiness zones 5-8.
Hosui Asian Pear Tree
Hosui (known as “abundant juice”) is large round russet Asian pear. When it is ripe, it’s sweet and aromatic. Introduced in Japan in 1972, from a cross made in 1954. The fruit ripens early-mid season from mid August to September. The fruit stores for about 4 weeks. It is resistant to Alternaria black spot. Grows well in cold hardiness zones 5-8.
General Tree Height/Caliper: Most of our fruit trees (apple, peach, apricot, plum, pear, nectarine, quince, and cherry) are grafted/budded and are 4-6' tall with a caliper/diameter of about 1/4-3/4". Most have more than 5' height and 1/2" diameter. The other trees are seedlings, such as pawpaw, mulberry, persimmon, shade, berry, and flowering trees which range from 18-36" tall.
A rootstock primarily controls a tree's size and how early it bears fruit. Learn more about our specific rootstocks.