Bosc pear

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Bosc Pear, from The Pears of New York (1921) by Ulysses Prentiss Hedrick[1]
Oregon grown Bosc Pears

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.

Characteristic features are a long tapering neck and russeted skin. Its flesh is denser, crisper and smoother than that of the Williams or D'Anjou pear. It is called the "aristocrat of pears".[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. ^ "Pome Fleshy Fruits Category Archive: Harvest to Table". Retrieved 2008-03-27. 

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