Marshal Zhukov Pear

Marshal Zhukov Pear

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Marshal Zhukov is a large yellow Russian bred pear with brownish red blush, weighing up to 200 grams. Expect a tender juicy pear that is sour-sweet in flavour with a faint aroma. Fruit matures in late August to early September. Stores up to a month in cold storage. Named after a famous WWII Soviet military commander.

Growers Note:

This is a newer variety that is growing in our orchards. It holds a lot of promise for colder climate growing and so far has done well for us. It may be worth trying to experiment with growing the Marshal Zhukov pear in zone 2 climates.

Hardiness Zone: 3

Height at Maturity: 6 meters (20 feet)

Spread: 5 meters (16 feet)

Soil Preference: Well drained 

Light Exposure: Full sun

Pollination: Self-sterile (Plant with another pear for best pollination)

Latin Name: Pyrus 'Marshal Zhukov'