In Russia, where it was developed, the Chizhovsky Pear is used as the standard that any new pear varieties are compared against!
The Chizhovsky Pear is a medium-sized greenish-yellow pear with a typical pear shape. The taste is sweet and aromatic with soft and juicy flesh that weighs around 140 grams. Fruit matures in early September and stores up to 3 months in cold storage. Known to be a heavy producer. There are reports of Chizhovsky fruiting well in regions with cool summers.
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 'Chizhovsky'