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Beurré Bosc pear

A widely-grown French pear, with firm buttery flesh and golden russeted skin.

Beurré Bosc identification photos

UK National Fruit Collection
UK National Fruit Collection
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  • Beurre Bosc pear
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United States


Spring blossom records for this variety

2017 season

  • 8th October  2017  - tree owned by Neville in Tea Tree Gully, Australia

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  • Species: Pyrus communis
  • Originates from: Dijon, France
  • Introduced: 1800s
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 2021
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1973-308


  • Fruit size: Medium


  • Uses: Eat fresh


  • Flowering period: Late season
  • Flowering group: 5
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Pollinating others: Good
  • Vigour: Large

Also known as

  • Calebasse Bosc


  • Canker  - Some susceptibility
  • Scab  - Some susceptibility
  • Fireblight  - Some susceptibility

Where to buy fresh fruit



  • The Book of Pears (2015)
    Author: Morgan
  • The Fruit Manual
    Author: Hogg

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