Hosui - A very large, juicy, sweet, low acid, bronze-skinned pear that ripens in early August. Harvesting Asian pears can be harvested and eaten directly off the tree. Heavy bearer of medium large, mild, and sweet yellow fruits. It is roughly estimated that 4, acres of Asian pears are planted in California, Oregon and Washington. Thinning clusters to single fruit also reduces codling moth infestation on fruit. Fireblight bacteria can be spread to uninfected wood with pruning cuts. Large, juicy, sweet, flavorful, refreshing, crisp like an apple.
Asian pears do not require a lot of pruning, but it is always beneifical to remove dead, damaged or diseased branches in late winter or early spring before growth begins.
Harvest mid-August in Central CA. InI purchase acre piece of property outside Freeport, Illinois. Tree is extremely vigorous requiring special training to spread the tree shape. Asian Pear Pollination Asian pears are partially self-fertile. The varieties are listed in ripening order.