Krazulya Pear Tree - Developed in Russia - Hardy zone 3a -

Krazulya Pear Tree - Developed in Russia - Hardy zone 3a

Sorry, our Krazulya pear is now sold out and will only be available in fall 2019. You will be able to order it from August 1st, 2019. We suggest Southworth if you are looking for a reliable and tasty pear in zone 3.

HeightAvailabilityPriceQuantitySubtotal
1-2 Feetsold-out$35.00$0.00
2-3 Feetsold-out$40.00$0.00
Total$0.00

Krazulya is Russian for "Beauty" and it is the most flavourful and hardy of all the early ripening pear tree varieties.

The fruit

Krazulya is a very attractive looking pear, hence its name “Beauty”. The fruit is yellow with a bright red cheek. It is the best tasting early ripening pear, being very sweet with a hint of spice. In flavour tests, Krazulya received a mark of 4.7/5, which is exceptional among pears, and even more among hardy pears. The flesh is juicy with a buttery texture and the shape is more round than the common pear. Its skin is tender, smooth and glossy. Fruit is about half or two-thirds the size of a Barlett, weights ranging between 90 and 120g. It’s ready for harvest mid to late August and should be eaten quickly as it does not store particularly well (1-2 weeks).

The tree

This medium sized pear tree is fully hardy to Edmonton in zone 3a, but it is well worth the try in zone 2b. Krazulya pear appears to be at least as hardy as or even hardier than Ure. It provides consistently large yields. No disease affecting this pear tree is known to date. Krazulya is self-sterile; therefore you will need another pear tree nearby to ensure pollination. Krazulya will be pollinated by any early flowering pear tree, namely, Ure, Golden Spice, Early Gold, John, etc.

The origin

Creating pear tree varieties is a lot more difficult than apple tree varieties and finding a flavourful and hardy variety is a huge and lengthy task that requires a lot of patience. It took many decades for Russian scientists and researchers to develop the Krazulya variety by way of  hybridization and selection techniques. It originated in South-Ural research institute of Fruit & Vegetable Growing and Potato Growing from a cross between Pozdnyaya (that means "Late" in Russian) and Malenkaya Radost (which means "Little Joy" in Russian). The author of this cross is E.A. Falkenberg.

This variety is in very limited supply and it is probable it will sell out quickly. However, the trees are still growing and more may become available in the coming weeks.
If you would like to be put on a waiting list to add this tree to your order for if it becomes available, please let us know by marking the name of the variety CLEARLY in the comment box when you place your order.

CharacteristicValue
Height at maturity10 metres (35 feet)
Spacing6 metres (20 feet)
Hardiness zone3a
SoilWell drained
Sun / shadeFull sun
FloweringMid-May
HarvestMid to late August
Average fruit weight90-120 g
Fruit colorYellow with red cheek
Years to bear fruit7
PollinationSelf-sterile (needs another pear tree for pollination)
Latin namePyrus spp. Krazulya (Pyrus spp. Pozdnyaya x Pyrus spp. Radost)
Average diameter of fruit
Also known asKrasulya, Krazulia, Beauty, КРАСУЛЯ