Pyrus communis x P. pyrifolia
- Bears large golden yellow fruit
- Crisp, juicy white flesh with musky aroma
- Excellent for canning, baking, pear honey and preserves
- Ripens mid-September to mid-October
- Late season bloom time
- Self-fertile, but plant two trees for better crop
- Very hardy and tolerates hot climates
- Grows to 15' to 30' tall, 12' to 20' spread
- Zones 4 to 9
- Can't ship to: AK, AZ, CA, HI, NY, WA
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Zones 4 - 9
The Kieffer Pear can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map.VIEW MAP
The Kieffer Pear falls into the following type(s): Fruit Trees
15' - 30' High
The Kieffer Pear grows to be 15' - 30' feet in height.
12' - 20' Spread
The Kieffer Pear has a spread of about 12' - 20' at full maturity.
This tree grows at a fast growth rate. [More about this.]
This pear does well in full sun.
The Kieffer pear grows best in slightly acidic, deep, heavy, moist, but well drained soil. Other soil types are tolerated, but may produce a lighter crop. Pear trees are especially sensitive to salt.
This pear has oval, rounded shape.
A long lived tree bearing heavy crops of large yellow fruit. Hardy and vigorous, it bears young and continues dependably for many years. The fruit is good for canning, baking, preserves and honey. Blooms late in the season. Kieffer tolerates hot climates, grows well in most all of the country and is practically immune to blight. While the Kieffer Pear is self-fertile and doesn't require another tree to produce fruit, planting two trees is recommended for a better crop (it will still require insects to pollinate its own flowers).
Our standard Kieffer Pear seedlings are budded onto whole root stock, while our dwarf seedlings are grafted to Quince or Quince A (Malling A).
Chill hours (CU) requirement: 350-400. (Chill hours are the average hours of air temperature between 32 and 45 degrees F in a typical winter season). For best fruit production, calculate the chill unit (CU) for your growing zone to be sure it aligns with the CU requirement of this tree.
Pear and apple orchards are considered valuable habitats for wildlife.
The standard grows to 20', and dwarf grows to 12' - 15' in height.
Standard spread grows to 20', semi-dwarf grows to 12'-15', and dwarf grows to a 10' spread.
The Kieffer pear prefers moist, well drained soil. It does best when provided with adequate water, but will tolerate both drought and floods.
These simple, glossy green leaves alternate on the twig. They have fine teeth on the margin. Fall color is golden bronze.
Kieffer pears have large, long, golden yellow skin with crimson blush. The flesh is a crisp white, coarse in texture, drier than Orient pear. Harvest late, from mid-September to mid-October. Pick fruit while still hard and store in a cool place--reaches peak flavor when fruit gives slightly to the touch.
An oriental pear with large yellow fruit. The white flesh is crisp, juicy, with a coarse texture and a musky aroma. Excellent for canning, baking, pear honey or preserves. Hardy, vigorous tree that bears dependable crops at a young age. Tolerates hot climates, grows well in most all of the country and is practically immune to blight. Late season bloom time. Ripens from mid-September to late October. While the Kieffer Pear is self-fertile and doesn't require another tree to produce fruit, planting two trees is recommended for a better crop (it will still require insects to pollinate its own flowers). (Zones 4 - 9)
Dwarf trees should be staked to ensure tree's ability to bear weight of fruit and protect against leaning.
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The benefits of bare-root trees
Our trees are delivered with natural bare roots which have been dipped in hydrating gel prior to shipment to keep the roots moist and healthy. As their abundant, fibrous roots aren't confined by a container, bare-root trees get off to a more vigorous start compared to containerized roots which typically need more time to adjust to transplanting. Bare-root trees typically surpass the size of larger containerized trees in only a few years.