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Pear Tree, ‘Kieffer’

Enjoy the taste of fall with your very own crisp, juicy ‘Kieffer’ pears right from your garden! These delicious, bright yellow pears are excellent for eating fresh, canning, preserving, or adding to your favorite desserts. ‘Kieffer’ pear trees have a rounded habit with glossy green leaves, which yield beautiful blossoms in the spring making for a lovely addition to the edible landscape. Known for its hardiness, the ‘Kieffer’ pear tree will tolerate hot climates and drought once established. It is also self-pollinating but is more productive when planted with another pear tree.  ‘Kieffer’ pear trees are typically long-lived and require little maintenance. Harvest late September through October.

  • Self pollinating
  • Non-GMO
  • Drought resistant
  • Excellent for fresh eating and canning

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Plant Details +

Botanical Pyrus communis x p.pyrifolia 'Kieffer'
Common Name Pear, 'Kieffer'
Height 15-30' or as pruned
Spacing 15-20'
Hardiness Zones 5-9
Exposure Full sun
Foliage Green
Fruit Yellow
Harvest Late September through October

Planting/Care Instructions +

Moisture: Water regularly as needed. Water regularly during first growing season to establish deep root system.

Planting Instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil. 1. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. 2. Set the tree in place so the crown (part of the tree where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. 3. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly.