Bosc pear

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Pear 'Bosc'
Oregon grown 'Bosc Pears'
Genus Pyrus
Species Pyrus communis
Cultivar 'Bosc'
Bosc Pear, from The Pears of New York (1921) by Ulysses Prentiss Hedrick[1]

The Beurré Bosc or Bosc is a cultivar of the European Pear (Pyrus communis) grown in the northwestern U.S. states of California, Washington, and Oregon; Australia; as well as in British Columbia, Ontario and Europe, where it is sometimes called Kaiser.[2]

The Beurré Bosc was cultivated first in France. The name Bosc is given after a French horticulturist named Louis Bosc.[3]

Characteristic features are a long tapering neck and russeted skin.[2] Its white flesh is denser, crisper and smoother than that of the 'Williams' or 'D'Anjou' pear. It is called the "aristocrat of pears".[4] It is suitable to be used in poaching.[2]

Bosc Pear
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 250 kJ (60 kcal)
16 g
1 g
1 g
Vitamin C
6 mg
20 mg
Percentages are roughly approximated using US recommendations for adults.


  1. ^ U.P. Hedrick, assisted by G.H. Howe; et al. (1921). The Pears of New York. Albany, N.Y.: Lyon, Available from: Biodiversity Heritage Library. 
  2. ^ a b c Sung, Esther. "A Visual Guide to Pears". Retrieved 5 January 2017. 
  3. ^ Mitcham, Elizabeth J.; Elkins, Rachel B. (2007-01-01). Pear Production and Handling Manual. UCANR Publications. ISBN 9781879906655. 
  4. ^ "Pome Fleshy Fruits Category Archive: Harvest to Table". Retrieved 2008-03-27. 

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