Kieffer PearPyrus communis x P. pyrifolia
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'