Cricket Hill Garden
Pyrus, 'Kosui' asian pear
Pyrus pyrifolia 'Kosui'
Variety description: Medium sized russeted fruit, yellow to golden brown; crisp, juicy, very sweet; ripe 2 weeks before Hosui and Chojuro; stores 8 weeks. The name of this variety means much water in Japanese 幸水. A high quality, early ripening Japanese pear. This tree was the result of pear breeding program by the National Horticultural Research Station and was released in 1959.
Site requirements: Full sun location. Asian pears will grow in a range of soil types provided the planting location is well drained. Soil pH of 6.5 is ideal.
Hardiness: USDA zones 5-9.
Plant size: Tree, 2-3' tall with strong central leader. Grafted onto OHxF 97 rootstock.
Shipping restrictions: Cannot ship to Canada.