Vekovaya Pear

Vekovaya Pear

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Vekovaya "Century" is a crisp sweet white fleshed Russian pear. A sweet and juicy pear that is yellowish with a red blush in colour. The pears are very large in size and can weigh as much as 250-300 grams. Besides eating fresh they are decent for canning. They are usually ready to harvest by early-mid September and is also a precocious barer which can have fruit around 5 years of age. A very productive tree and is so far reported to be free of disease. These can easy take -40 Celsius in winter with no die back. 

 Hardiness Zone: 2b

Height at Maturity: 20 feet

Spread: 16 feet

Soil Preference: Well drained 

Light Exposure: Full sun

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

Latin Name: Pyrus “Vekovaya”