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Kieffer Pear

Hardiness Zones: 4 - 9
Average shipping height: 3' - 4'
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    Member Price $19.99
    Reg. Price $26.99
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Restricted State/Provinces

Unfortunately local laws prevent us from shipping this item to the following locations.

AS, AZ, CA, FM, GU, HI, MH, MP, PR, PW, VI, WA,

Said to be an accidental hybrid, the Kieffer pear is a hardy tree. It grows rapidly, lives long, is disease-resistant, and bears a large crop. It also tolerates a wide range of climates, thriving in northern states as well as hotter southern states. In fact, the Kieffer pear is the most widely planted pears in the South.

  • Produces large, long, golden yellow fruit with a crimson blush and flesh that is crisp, white, and coarse in texture — good for canning, baking, preserves, and pear honey
  • Blooms late in the season and ripens mid-September to mid-October
  • Tolerates hot climates
  • Is self-fertile but provides a better crop when planted in multiples
  • Will be delivered at a height of 3'–4'

Spacing Guide for Fruit Trees

The Kieffer Pear Grows in zones 4 - 9

Your Tree’s Personality

Shape

Oval

Growth Speed

Fast

Scientific Name

Pyrus communis x P. pyrifolia

Mature Height

12' - 20'

Mature Spread

10' - 20'

Shipping Height

3' - 4'

Sun Preference

Full Sun

Soil Preference

Acidic, Drought, Moist, Well Drained

Wildlife Value

Pear orchards are considered valuable habitats for wildlife.  The fruit of pear trees are attractive to birds and squirrels.

History/Lore

This cultivar originated on the farm of Peter Kieffer in colonial Philadelphia. It is said to have been an accidental cross between a European and an Oriental pear.

Planting Instructions

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