Bosc pears stand out for many reasons. Their long, curved stem and elegant elongated neck that widens gradually to a full rounded base creates a silhouette that is unique among pears. Bosc are also unique for their colour, a warm cinnamon brown with russeting over the surface of the skin. Bosc pears are sweeter and more flavourful earlier in the ripening process than other pear varieties. As a result, the complex flavour, honey-sweetness, and juiciness of Bosc can be enjoyed before their flesh has fully softened. Pollinate with Anjou, Bartlett or Comice.