Bolshaya, meaning large in Russian, ripens early to middle of September on the tree itself which is rare for pears. One of the hardiest pears of decent quality.
The Bolshaya Pear is shaped like an apple: round and green. The average weight is typically around 80-90 grams. It’s a sweet-tasting pear with a slight tart side. The pears are crisp, juicy and firm turning soft later on. Good for fresh eating and used for juicing and baking.
Hardiness Zone: 3
Height at Maturity: 6 meters (20 feet)
Spread: 4.6 meters (15 feet)
Soil Preference: Well drained
Light Exposure: Full sun
Pollination: Self-sterile (Plant with another pear tree for best pollination)
Latin Name: Pyrus 'Bolshaya'