Vekovaya Pear Tree - Zone 3a - A Large and Crisp Russian Pear -

Vekovaya Pear Tree - Zone 3a - A Large and Crisp Russian Pear

Vekovaya meaning “centuries” in Russian is a large and cold hardy late season pear. It is the result of over 60 years of attentive breeding in Russia.

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

The Fruit

Vekovaya pear has a very enjoyable flavour, straddling the line between sweet and sour. It received a score of 4.6/5, very impressive for a cold hardy pear. Colouration is yellow with an intense red blush on a third of the pear. Vekovaya is a large, pear shaped fruit. It can weigh up to 250 grams. The flesh is white, very crisp and juicy. Fruit can keep for 1 to 3 months after harvest.

The Pear Tree

The tree is fully hardy to Edmonton in zone 3a. It is a highly productive tree with large annual yields. It takes about 4-5 years to start fruiting and fruits are ready for harvest in mid to late September. There are no known issues with disease to this date.

The Origin

Originates from Russia where they have done a great deal of work in developing cold-hardy pears over the last century. It is the result of over 60 years of breeding.

 

This variety is in 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 meters (35 feet)
Spacing6 meters (20 feet)
Hardiness zone3a
SoilWell-drained
Sun / shadeFull Sun
FloweringMid-May
Harvestmid to late September
Average fruit weight
Fruit colorYellow skin with red blush - White flesh
Years to bear fruit5
Pollination
Latin namePyrus spp. Vekovaya
Average diameter of fruit
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