Kieffer Pear Tree

Product Description

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 Pyrus communis Kieffer pear tree produces large, long delicious yellow fruit with a crimson blush overtone. The Kieffer cultivar typically ripens from September to mid-October and requires 350-400 chill hours for best results. Its lush green foliage makes it an optimum landscape tree.

Are Kieffer pears good to eat? You bet it! The white flesh of these yellow pears is delicious! The kieffer pear taste can tantalize your taste buds! It has a crisp, juicy flavor and coarse texture that is excellent for canning, baking pies, preserves, or even eating freshly picked.

You may need to let it  ripen for a bit before eating the fresh fruit. Store in a cool area after picking until ready to use.

Planting Pear Trees

The Kieffer variety prefers acidic, well-drained soil and will bloom later in the spring, making it easier to avoid the frost. This fast-growing tree can reach heights of up to 15 to 25 feet tall in no time. The Kieffer oriental pear will also grow to be 15-20 feet wide as a full grown pear tree.

The Kieffer pear is self-fertile but will produce more fruit if planted in multiples for better cross pollination. This hardy, vigorous tree will produce fruit at a young age and tolerates a variety of climates.

Kieffer pear harvest time is 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 production 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. Water thoroughly the first year of planting to establish a strong root system.

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.

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Pear Grow Guide coming soon for more information on how to plant pear trees. Check out our other Pear varieties for sale.

Botanical Name

Pyrus communis 'Kieffer'

Sunlight Full Sun
Foliage Color Green
Mature Height 15-25 ft
Mature Width 15-20 ft
Growing Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Growing Zones
Special Features
  • Edible fruit
  • Self-fertile
  • Disease resistant
  • Fast growing

Shipping Info

Once your Kieffer Pear Tree order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.

Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.

upside down test

No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.

Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.

We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.

Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?

Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.

our story Lloyd nurseryGrowing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.

Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!

Pot Sizes

Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.

Shipping Fees

Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order.  Please use the chart below to see what your shipping charge will be.

shipping matrix 2-16

 

Care

Choose a planting location that offers adequate sunlight and shade in a low traffic area. Allow proper clearance for the mature growth size. Well-drained soil is ideal. Water regularly for the first planted year to ensure adequate water is available for establishing a strong root system. Prune as necessary to remove any damaged or dead foliage and to promote a well-balanced structure.

Planting Instructions:

Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright.  Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your plant our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

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  1. Kevin Richards

    The Kieffer tree became my favorite fruit tree I bought last year! It has been growing tall and strong and I cant wait for pears to eat.

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    • Perfect Plants (store manager)

      Hi Kevin, don’t forget to purchase more pear trees for better cross pollination ;) We are glad you are pleased with the kieffer pear

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