Pyrus communis ‘Bosc’ – European Pear – 7-Gallon


A common supermarket pear, but still an elegant variety, with distinctive characteristics that set it apart from other pears. Those who are familiar with ‘Bosc’ appreciate its crunchy yet tender flesh and sweet-spiced flavor. A common misconception is that ‘Bosc’ pears need to be peeled or cooked before being eaten, and that’s simply not true. Those who have not tried a ‘Bosc’ would most likely be surprised… and pleased that the russeted brown skin hides a delicious, spicy and, compared with other varieties, slightly firmer flesh. Ripens late season, in our area around mid- to late-September.


Rose family (Rosaceae)

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Updated 18 October 2023