Kieffer Pear
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Kieffer Pear Pyrus communis x P. pyrifolia

Average Shipping Height: 3' - 4'
Item #1143
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    3' - 4'
    Member Price $19.99
    Reg. Price $26.99
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The Kieffer Pear grows in zones 4-9.
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'

Spacing Guide for Fruit Trees

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Sun Preference

Full Sun,

Soil Preference

Acidic, Drought-tolerant, Moist, Well-drained,

Wildlife Value

Pear orchards are considered valuable habitats for wildlife.  The fruit of pear trees are attractive to birds and squirrels.


This cultivar originated on the farm of Peter Kieffer in colonial Philadelphia. It is said to have been an accidental cross between a European and an Oriental pear.

Planting Instructions


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