Hosui Asian PearLate Summer. [Ri-14 (Kikusui x Yakumo) x Yakumo] National Horticultural Research Station, Tsukuba, Japan, 1972.
Large round-oblate long-stemmed fruit with medium-thick skin covered with glowing yellow-orange-golden brown russet and numerous light-russet dots. Firm crisp fine-textured juicy mild subacid yet sweet rich-flavored white to off-white flesh is considered by some to be the best-flavored of all Asian pears.
Standard commercial variety. Will store for a month. Hosui means ‘much water.’
Medium-sized very vigorous productive tree. Susceptible to fireblight. Z5. (2½-6' bare-root trees)
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