Pyrus communis x P. pyrifolia
- Bears Large Yellow Fruit
- Self Pollinating, Plant Two Trees to Ensure Success
- Very Hardy and Tolerates Hot Climates
- Grows to 15' to 30' tall with 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. It is hardy in the north and south with good resistance to fire blight. Good for canning, baking, preserves and honey.
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
An oriental pear with large yellow fruit. The white flesh is crisp, juicy, with a coarse texture. It produces fruit in late September. Very hardy and tolerates hot climates. (Self-fertile, plant two trees to ensure pollination) (Zones 4 - 9).
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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.