Variety description: A small, early ripening pear from Bulgaria. Introduced to U.S. from Yugoslavia in 1960. Fruit: small like that of 'Seckel,' pyriform, skin yellow with red blush. Flesh fine-textured, sweet, juicy, firm; ripe early, in the middle of July on the west coast. The tree is naturally compact due to relatively short internodes, abundant fruiting spurs, consistently productive, resistant to scab. According to the definitive Brooks and Olmo Register of Fruit and Nut Varieties this pear is also known as 'Mustafabey' in Turkey, 'Zaharoasa de Vara' in Romania, and Arganche in Macedonia.
Site requirements: Full sun location. Pears will grow in a range of soil types provided the planting location is well drained. Soil pH of 6.5 is ideal.
Hardiness: USDA zones 5-9.
Plant size: Grafted tree, 24" with strong central leader.
When we ship: Available for FALL 2017 shipping.
Shipping restrictions: Cannot ship to Canada.
Organically grown by Cricket Hill Garden, in compliance with CT NOFA Farmer's Pledge.