Krazulya or 'Beauty' in Russian is a fantastic tasting Russian developed pear. It is a small to medium sized yellow pear with an attractive bright red cheek. It is more roundish in shape and weighs around 80 to 100 grams. Taste wise, it has a juicy buttery texture with a sweet and slight spice flavour.
Typically known as a summer pear, the Krazulya is harvested around late August but they don't store any longer than a week or two. You can eat these beauties right off the tree which is rare for pears as most need cold storage to help ripen properly.
Hardiness Zone: 3
Height at Maturity: 6 meters (20 feet)
Spread: 4.3 meters (14 feet)
Soil Preference: Well drained
Light Exposure: Full sun
Pollination: Self-sterile (Plant with another pear for best pollination)
Latin Name: Pyrus 'Krazulya'