The Beurre Bosc or Bosc is a cultivar of the European pear, originally from France or Belgium. It is also known as the Kaiser, and is widely grown across North America. The name Bosc is given after a French horticulturist named Louis Bosc, and “Beurré” means “buttery,” referring to the fruit’s soft, juicy texture. Characteristic features are a long tapering neck and russet skin.  Its white flesh is denser, crisper and smoother than that of the Anjou pear. It is called the “aristocrat of pears”. It is suitable to be used in poaching. A 2nd pear variety is required for cross pollination to occur – we recommend the Bartlett pear.

Zone – 4 to 9

Colour – Yellow – Brown

Fruit size – Medium – Large

Harvest – Early October

Flowering Time – May

Uses – baking, broiling and poaching

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Photo courtesy of AVK Nurseries – Copyright: Horticolor 2014

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