The Kieffer Pear tree has been around since the 1870s and has yet to lose its popularity among fruit tree lovers! Produced by Peter Kieffer as an accidental cross hybridization between Sand Pear and Bartlett Pear.
The Kieffer pear tree produces large, long delicious yellow fruit with a crimson blush overtone. It has a crisp, juicy flavor and coarse texture that is excellent for canning, baking pies, preserves, or even eating freshly picked. The white flesh of these yellow pears tastes delicious!
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. Store in a cool area after picking.
The Kieffer cultivar typically ripens from September to mid-October and requires 350-400 chill hours for best results. The Kieffer variety 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.
Planting Pear Trees
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.
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 who are looking for growth and fruit quickly.
This asian pear tree grows in USDA growing zones 4-9. It is a cold hardy tree and can be grown across most of the United States. Tree includes planting instructions.
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Pyrus communis 'Kieffer'
- Edible fruit
- Disease resistant
- Fast growing