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Kieffer Pear

Kieffer Pear Pyrus communis x P. pyrifolia



Average Shipping Height: 3' - 4'
Item #1143
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$21.50
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Overview

The Kieffer Pear grows in zones 4-9.
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



Your Tree’s Personality

Mature Height

12'–20'

Mature Spread

10'–20'

Growth Rate

Fast

Shape

Oval

Sun Preference

Full Sun,

Soil Preference

Acidic, Drought-tolerant, 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.

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