The Kieffer pear tree has been around since the 1870s and has yet to lose its popularity among fruit tree lovers!
The Kieffer pear tree produces large delicious yellow fruit with a crimson red blush overtone and has a crisp texture that is excellent for canning, preserves, pies or even eating freshly picked. You may need to let it ripen for a bit before eating the fresh fruit. This hardy, vigorous tree will produce fruit at a young age and tolerates a variety of climates.
The Kieffer cultivar typically ripens from September to mid-October and require 350-400 chill hours for best results. The Kieffer prefers acidic, well-drained soil and will bloom later in the spring, making it easier to avoid the frost. Cannot tolerate hot climates like down in South Florida. Grows best in full sun, is fire blight resistant and bears golden yellow fruit similar to the Bartlett pear. It is also disease resistant.
This fast-growing tree can reach heights of up to 25 feet in no time. Its lush green foliage makes it an optimum landscape tree. The Kieffer pear is self-fertile but will produce more fruit if planted in multiples for better cross pollination. The Kieffer pear tree pollination
Pears ripen in mid September or October depending on your location in the United States. The fast growth rate of this tree makes it an excellent choice for fruit tree enthusiasts.
Pyrus communis 'Kieffer'
- Edible fruit
- Disease resistant
- Fast growing