Kieffer Pear

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$49.95

Kieffer Pear (Pyrus communis) is a classic choice, known for its firm, juicy pears ideal for canning. This pear tree offers a golden harvest of fruits, ensuring a touch of tradition in every garden. Its lush green foliage and spring blossoms add charm.

4-5′ Bareroot Grafted

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Environmental Requirements

Cold Tolerance: USDA Zone 4-9
Soil pH: 6.0-6.5
Soil Type: Well-drained
Water Requirements: Moderate
Sunlight Requirements: Full sun
Drought Tolerance: Low
Heat Tolerance: Moderate
Chilling Hours: 600-800

Size and Spacing

Plant Size: 15-20′ tall, 12-15′ wide
Plant Spacing: 15-20′
Growth Habit: Upright, spreading
Rootstock: Pyrus calleryana

Pollination and Flowering

Pollination Requirements: Self-pollinating
Pollination Mechanisms: Insects (bees)
Bloom Time: September
Flower Color: White

Fruit Characteristics

Fruit Size: 2-3″
Fruit Flavor: Crisp, coarse
Fruit Color and Appearance Yellow-green with red blush
Harvest Time: October
Yield & Storage: Moderate, store for 2-3 months
Years to Bear: 4-6

Disease and Pest Susceptibility

Fire Blight: Moderately Resistant
Pear Scab: Resistant
Black Rot: Moderately Resistant
Armillaria Root Rot: Moderately Resistant
Pear Psylla: Moderately Susceptible
Codling Moth: Moderately Susceptible

Additional Plant Characteristics

Growth Habit: Upright, spreading
Foliage Color: Green
Fall Color: Yellow-orange
Lifespan: 50-75 years

Additional Information

Toxicity: Non-toxic
Invasive Potential: Low
Native Range: Eastern United States
Nitrogen Fixing: No