Bolshaya pear (meaning “Large” in Russian) is round, green, and shaped like an apple. It’s a good tasting pear that is sweet with a light tart side. Fruit is crisp, juicy and firm, later turning soft. Good for fresh eating but also can be used for juicing and baking. Ripens around early to middle of September on the tree itself which is rare for pears. One of the very hardiest Russian pears of decent quality.
Hardiness Zone: 3
Height at Maturity: 6 meters (20 feet)
Spread: 4 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'