Krazulya is the Russian word for beauty. This pear cultivar was bred in Russia by E.A. Falkenberg in 1987 at the South Ural Research Institute of Fruit and Vegetable Growing. It is very cold hardy to zone 3a, and is worth attempting to grow in zone 2 in protected locations. It has a delicious flavour right off the tree that has nice sweetness and a pleasant spicy complexity. The tree produces fruit earlier than most pears in August. It is smaller than what you’d typically get at the grocery store, but larger than other cold hardy pears weighing in at around 75 grams. It is roundish in shape, and is mostly green with a lovely red blush accent when fully ripe.
Pears have an upright growth habit, resulting in a taller height than apple trees, but with less width. These trees could live for hundreds of years if cared for properly, gifting your landscape with fruit for many generations. They need well drained soil and full sun to grow well. Pear trees need another pear tree that is a different cultivar in order to cross pollinate and get fruit. Our pears are grafted on extremely hardy full sized Ussurian rootstock.
|Sun Requirements||Full sun to part sun|
|Average year to bear fruit||5-7|
|Soil||prefers moist well drained soil|
|Pollination||needs two different trees to cross pollinate and fruit|