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Bosc Pear

Pyrus communis 'Bosc'


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-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- Planting Mix
Bosc Pear Planting Mix

Helps your Bosc Pear get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Coarse Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Use our planting kit so your tree is ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:

  1. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.

  3. 2 oz of Root Rocket™ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

-t- TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.

When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

Tree Gator

Growing Zones: 4-9
(hardy down to -20℉)

Growing Zones 4-9
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

12-15 ft.

Mature Width:

12-18 ft.


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Year to Bear:

Fruits 1st Year!

Botanical Name:

Pyrus communis 'Bosc'

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The Grand-Daddy of All Pears!

If you are looking for a pear tree that will provide fruit, long after the other varieties have gone to sleep . . .
You will want to plant the Bosc Pear.

The fruit of this luscious tree is ready for harvest after the Autumn Equinox, giving it the nickname 'Winter Pear'. Its 'Fall Harvest' will add a special dimension to your landscape and properly cared for, this hardy tree will produce for up to 100-years.

Your Bosc Pear blooms in mid-April, filling your tree with lovely white blossoms and your senses with its' delicate fragrance. The fruit will develop abundantly and slowly over the summer; ready for harvest in late September.

The wonderful thing about the Bosc Pear is that it 'sweetens' early, even before the fruit begins to soften; this means that you can enjoy it, right off the tree.

The skin color won't change much during the ripening process but you can test the ripeness by simply pressing your thumb around the top of the pear, near the stem; if it gives just a little - the Bosc Pear is ripe. It will never become as soft as some other varieties and that's what makes it so special.

The Bosc Pear stands out for many reasons: Its fruit is quite large, with a rounded bottom - tapered middle - and long, slender neck, giving it a shape that sets it apart. The subtle gold undertone of its skin is covered with a cinnamon brown russeting which creates a dynamic visual appeal.

Your Bosc Pear will have a unique taste and texture; Slightly acidic and lightly spicy - Tantalizing your taste buds and bringing you back for more. The white flesh of the Bosc is firm but juicy, crunchy and yet tender . . . it is perfect for eating fresh and fabulous for cooking.

Try adding the Bosc Pear to salads, poaching it for desserts, or adding it to your fruit baskets as a focal point. You won't soon forget its' rich flavor - or its' buttery sweetness.

- Low Maintenance
- Abundant Producer
- Large Fruit
- Provides Winter Fruit
- High in Vitamin-C and Dietary Fiber
- Naturally Shaped Oval Canopy

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Bosc Pear Pollination

Bosc Pear are not self-fertile. You will need to plant another variety to achieve fruiting. Below are the most effective pollinators we have chosen for your area...

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Customer Reviews

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It's a gift for my wife, she loves the taste and the sweet of the pear so I had been doing a lot of research on YouTube to learn how to take care
I am happy with my tree, now is planted so let's wait till next year and see how is growing, and plenty of TLC
November 6, 2018
2 months ago
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As usual, very well packed. Tree looks great
Don't have any expectations of fruit this year, but the tree looks very healthy! Will be planting it in a mound (big mound) this weekend. Low elevation all the time and too much rain this year. Always happy with my orders from FGT! Greek Olive (definitely) and maybe a Fuzzy Kiwi this weekend!
August 23, 2018
3 months ago
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Real Service!
The first Bosc, I received had been mishandled between Pam's and my house [I know not where the blame lies!] I spoke to Vicki at CS and after a very pleasant chat was told that a replacement would be sent out for the Bosc Pear and the Butterfly Magnolia that did not come of hibernation. The replacements arrived on Friday and I unpacked them. Two very healthy trees ready for planting. A really big thanks! I am very HAPPY!!!
August 11, 2018
5 months ago
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Bosc Pear

Bosc Pear  Planting Diretions

The Bosc Pear tree (Pyrus communis 'Bosc') is a semi-dwarf, full sun loving, cold hardy fruit tree that produces an abundance of large cinnamon brown colored pears. This fast growing pear tree is commonly planted in USDA growing zones 4-9 reaching heights of 12-15 feet tall/wide at their maturity. Mid-April brings forth a flurry of lovely white blossoms that give way to a uniquely shaped, sweet fruit in September that you can pick right off of the tree and enjoy. Since the skin color doesn’t change much as it ripens you will want to use your thumb to give it a little “press” near the stem. Bosc pears do not get soft like most other pears at maturity but there should be a slight give to the press indicating ripe fruit. The Bosc pear is not self-fertile so you will require a cross pollinator for the fruit to set (see pollination partners below).

Location: Give your pear tree a location that features full sun and well-draining soil. Choose a bright, sheltered location, preferably with southern exposure.

Planting Instructions (in ground):
1) Dig a hole three times the size and just as deep as the root ball. You want to be careful that the tree does not settle too low in the soil.
2) After the hole is dug, carefully loosen and unwind any roots as necessary.
3) Plant the tree so that the roots are spread in the hole and the entire root ball is covered with soil.
4) Fill in the hole completely and gently remove air pockets that may have formed by tamping down with a spade.
5) Water the tree thoroughly after the tree has been planted.

Planting Instructions (potted):
1) Select a container that has adequate drainage holes in the bottom and is at least 2 sizes larger than the pot it arrived in.
2) Remove the tree from it’s original container taking care not to damage the root system, put a few inches of soil in the bottom and place it into the pot.
3) Use a good potting medium such as Miracle grow to fill in the open space around the root ball, tamping down slightly as you go to prevent any air pockets from forming.
4) Water the tree to settle the soil and then make sure it’s in a location where it will receive 6+ hours of direct sun everyday.

Watering: Water your pear tree as necessary giving it at least 1 or 2 inches of water once a week. When the weather gets hot and dry during the peak of summer, increase the amount of water to maintain proper hydration and moisture. Do not water the pear tree after the first frost in the fall. You should resume watering once the last frost has past. For potted pear trees, water once the top two inches of soil has dried. Using your index finger is a good way to determine if there is still any moisture present in the soil. Provide enough water until you see it escaping the drainage holes and then stop.Take care to never over water your pear tree, they are very susceptible to root rot.

Pruning: When pruning, it’s important to trim the pear tree's central leader to promote an upright position. If there are any competing branches present, remove them so that multiple leaders do not form. Maintain the tree’s natural shape by pruning large, lateral branches. Dead, dying or wilted branches should always be removed to help the Pear Tree focus its energy on growing healthy and producing an abundance of fruit. Potted pears can be pruned any time.
*Tip* It’s always good to sterilize your cutting tool(s) with rubbing alcohol to ensure a clean cut that no pathogens can get into.

Pests: Pear trees are susceptible to insects such as maggots, moths, scale and aphids. To prevent infestation of these and other pests, treat with an insecticide in the early spring. Signs of infestation to be watchful for include yellowing or browning of foliage, rotted or eaten fruit and nibbled leaves. Spray the tree with the insecticide according to the directions on the label.

*Harvest pears at the end of the growing season (September). Watch the fruit regularly, as it will require two to three weeks to harden before harvest.
*Pick pears when they have reached full color and size and are firm to the touch. Check the tree daily and pick fruit every two to three days until your harvest is complete.

Pollination partners:
*Bartlett and D’Anjou pears


Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
My daughter asked for a pear tree for Christmas this year and these taste the best of any pear we tried
Judy B on Nov 13, 2018
my favorite pear
Ricardo G on Jul 18, 2018
My daughter asked for a pear tree for Christmas this year and these taste the best of any pear we tried
Judy B on Nov 13, 2018
cross pollination
Phong D on Aug 11, 2018
my favorite pear
Ricardo G on Jul 18, 2018
To cross pollinate the d'anjou pear I bought from you!
JMM21340 on Jul 1, 2018
Need an additional tree to go with my Bartlett.
Lawrence Z on Apr 28, 2018
I love that pear
Henry W on Apr 8, 2018
To pollinate a Bartlett pear tree.
Herbert D S on Mar 2, 2018
This is one of my favorite pears.
Benny R on Feb 26, 2018
My family loves the Bosc pears so I thought it would be nice to grow it ourselves and it's not a huge tree.
Georgette B on Feb 25, 2017
the taste...and I can also bake with them
marcy mahoney a on Feb 19, 2017
Fall Fruit
Tony E on Feb 15, 2017
like bosc pears seemed like a hardy fruit tree to grow in my zone (6)
ihor stefan b on Feb 9, 2017
We had a wonderful Bosc pear tree years ago when we lived in Bloomfield, NJ and loved it. One of our older fruit trees just died and this should fit in nicely.
Robert B on Apr 14, 2016
Like pear pies and preserves. I picked this one because the pictures are beautiful when it is in bloom.
sharon c on Apr 14, 2016
Because I love pears. This tree does not need a different pollinator to bear. I have two Bartlett pear trees and I hoping this will pollinate them when we have enough chill hours for them to bear at all.
Nancy B on Feb 21, 2016
I like to eat bosc pears
Bob O on Dec 3, 2015
cross pollination
Phong D on Aug 11, 2018
To cross pollinate the d'anjou pear I bought from you!
JMM21340 on Jul 1, 2018
What are the choices of pollinators for the bosc pear tree?
Beki B on Sep 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The D'Anjou is a good companion for the Bosc for pollination
is this tree self-pollinating?
Betty Z on Jan 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No you would need a Bartlett or another type of pear as a pollinator.
Is the bosc pear tree grow & yield fruit if container planted?
Torrie P on Apr 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Really don't see why it wouldn't. The only problem I can think of would be to find a container big enough to put it in. My tree was almost 6 foot tall when I received it. Hope this helps.
how many inches a year does it grow?
Robert C on May 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Bosc Pear can grow 12"-24" per year.
Do you need two trees for it to produce fruit?
Jim M on Mar 7, 2017
Bosc pears require a pollinator of a different variety. I purchased a bartlett to go with my bosc. They are both great pears. Good luck!
Is the Bosc tree self pollinating?
Georgette B on Feb 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The reason I bought it was because it is self pollinating. I also have two Bartlett pear trees that the bosc is supposed to be a pollinator for.
Can another pear tree pollinate a Bosc pear tree?
Gerald T on Jan 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes the Bartlett or any other pear would be a good pollinator.
Best time to plant a Bosc pears tree?
Gerald T on Jan 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Depending on where you are located, early spring would be a good time.

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