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Golden Russet Bosc Pear Tree

(8 customer reviews)


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Begins shipping mid-April.

Pollinator required to bear fruit

Begins shipping

Pollinator required to bear fruit

Fresh, baked, poached or preserved … any way you slice it, it’s a winner.

Also known as Kaiser Alexander Pear

Golden Russet is also a perfect “pear” with a good cheese. The fruit features the classic Bosc shape, with self-titled golden russet skin and creamy yellow flesh. An extremely versatile pear. Discovered as a chance seedling in the mid-1700s, introduced in the U. S. in 1836. Ripens in late September. Pollinator required: Choose Anjou, Bartlett, Moonglow or Seckel.


Bloom ColorPink,White
Fruit ColorBrown
Fruit SizeMedium-Large
Ripens/HarvestLate September
Soil CompositionLoamy
Soil pH Level6-7
Soil MoistureWell Drained
Shade LevelFull Sun
Years to Bear4-7
Hardiness Zone Range5-9

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

Standard  5.5 – 6 m tall x 3.5 – 4.5 m wide (18 – 20′ tall x 12 – 15′ wide)

Recommended Spacing

Standard 5.5 – 6 m (18 – 20′)

Ship Height

Standard, Bare-root Ships 0.9 – 1.2 m tall (3-4′ tall) with a 9.5 mm (3/8″) trunk.
Standard Supreme, Bare-root Ships 1 – 1.5 m tall (4 – 5′ tall) and/or with a 15.5 mm (5/8″) trunk.


This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant a different variety within 15 meters (50 feet) for best pollination.

Recommended Pollinator: Anjou, Bartlett, Moonglow or Seckel

How do I find my Hardiness Zone?

Canada’s Plant Hardiness Zones will tell you which plants will do well in your particular climate. Each zone is determined by the lowest average winter temperature recorded in a given area. Hardiness Zone information is included on all tree and plant product pages, so you know instantly whether a certain plant is likely to succeed where you live. Natural Resources Canada provides helpful options to find your zone:

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8 reviews for Golden Russet Bosc Pear Tree

  1. Tom Nold

    Survived its first Vermont winter and looks great so far.

  2. Judy Manle

    It came to me very healthy and has done very well since I received this tree. It is growing up slowly but beautifully.

  3. Lou Fusco

    Its its second year here. No pears as yet.Tree seems healthy however.

  4. Carroll Brownlee

    The tree arrived timely in good condition. It appeared to survive our planting, and began to sprout new branches. Unfortunately, the new growth was promptly eaten by deer. We have fenced the tree in hopes that it may revive.

  5. Lena Cisowski

    I planted this tree in Spring 2021 and it made it thru a very cold winter that was even colder than normal. I am in zone 5b Upstate NY.It hasn’t grown much over the summer but that could be my fault as this was my first time planting trees so it may be growing in less than ideal soil. I purchased 6 fruit trees from Starkbros and they all survived the harsh winter and this summer’s drought so I’m happy with my purchase.

  6. Samuel A

    Tree was in good shape when it arrived, and it has taken nicely to it’s new home. We are growing it ‘espalier’-style, and hope to see fruit in a few years.

  7. Michael Mezerewski

    Tree arrived in good shape and is growing well. It is growing in a string of 5 different pear trees and am expecting blossoms this coming spring, but may not let it fruit this season.

  8. Dominick Perino

    I like the way they do Business no one packed it up like them and they look great thank you…

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