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Kieffer Pear

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PUCOKI
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SKU:
PUCOKI
Weight:
40.00 LBS
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20 feet
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20 feet
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Full Sun
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Pyrus 'Kieffer'
Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Edible:
Yes
Evergreen/Deciduous:
Deciduous
Family:
Pear
Flower Color:
White
Foliage Color:
Green
Genus:
Pyrus
Growth Rate:
Fast
Hardiness Zone:
4a
Harvest Season:
Early to Mid Fall
Landscape Uses:
Accent, Orchard
Mature Height:
20 feet
Mature Width:
20 feet
Native:
Prune Time:
Late Winter Pruning
Self Polinating:
Cultivar
Light Needs:
Full Sun
Water Needs:
Average to Moist
_callout-4|Light Needs:
Full Sun
_callout-25|Foliage Color:
Green
_callout-26|Flower Color:
White
_callout-27|Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
_callout-10|Edible:
Yes
_callout-17|Landscape Uses:
Accent, Orchard

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Product Overview

Pyrus 'Kieffer'
A compact and hardy pear that produces tasty golden-yellow fruit in late summer on an upright and vigorous tree; showy white flowers in spring; a great choice for the home orchard; highly disease resistant

Edible Qualities

Kieffer Pear is a small tree that is commonly grown for its edible qualities. It produces gold oblong pears (which are botanically known as 'pomes') with hints of chartreuse and white flesh which are usually ready for picking from early to mid fall. The pears have a sweet taste and a crisp texture.

The pears are most often used in the following ways:

  • Fresh Eating
  • Cooking
  • Baking
  • Canning

Features

Kieffer Pear is blanketed in stunning clusters of white flowers with purple anthers along the branches in mid spring. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The glossy pointy leaves turn an outstanding coppery-bronze in the fall. The fruits are showy gold pears with hints of chartreuse, which are carried in abundance from early to mid fall.

This is a dense deciduous tree with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition. This is a high maintenance plant that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration:

  • Messy

Aside from its primary use as an edible, Kieffer Pear is sutiable for the following landscape applications:

  • Accent
  • Orchard/Edible Landscaping

Planting & Growing

Kieffer Pear will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more. This variety requires a different selection of the same species growing nearby in order to set fruit.

This tree is typically grown in a designated area of the yard because of its mature size and spread. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

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