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Kieffer Pear Tree

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Kieffer pears are great for snacks, desserts and preserves. You’ll get tons of pears from just one tree. The secret is how we prune your tree, right before we send it to you. This helps your tree grow more branches, resulting in more fruit!



NON-GMO

Kieffer Pear Tree

America's Choice for Snacking Baking & Desserts


Height

We Prune Your Tree Throughout Its Life… NOT just when we ship it!

So instead of a tree that resembles a fishing pole, you get one that has well developed branches and is hefty enough to start supporting fruit production.

The heights advertised are generally after we prune your tree one last time, unless otherwise noted. So the height you pay for is what you receive.

Plus we don’t include the pot or root length in our measurements. This can give you an extra 1-2 ft. in height.

Our larger trees can be one to three years older than our smaller ones and should give you fruit the first season.

: 7+ ft

-4 left in stock
Ships this Mon, May 25
List: $279.90
Sale: $139.95
6 at  $132.95 each
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OUT OF STOCK
Height

We Prune Your Tree Throughout Its Life… NOT just when we ship it!

So instead of a tree that resembles a fishing pole, you get one that has well developed branches and is hefty enough to start supporting fruit production.

The heights advertised are generally after we prune your tree one last time, unless otherwise noted. So the height you pay for is what you receive.

Plus we don’t include the pot or root length in our measurements. This can give you an extra 1-2 ft. in height.

Our larger trees can be one to three years older than our smaller ones and should give you fruit the first season.

: 5-6 ft
$7.00 Oversize Fee
Ships this Mon, May 25
List: $139.90
Sale: $69.95
6 at  $66.45 each
*Note:
Qty: 
Height

We Prune Your Tree Throughout Its Life… NOT just when we ship it!

So instead of a tree that resembles a fishing pole, you get one that has well developed branches and is hefty enough to start supporting fruit production.

The heights advertised are generally after we prune your tree one last time, unless otherwise noted. So the height you pay for is what you receive.

Plus we don’t include the pot or root length in our measurements. This can give you an extra 1-2 ft. in height.

Our larger trees can be one to three years older than our smaller ones and should give you fruit the first season.

: 4-5 ft

-4 left in stock
Ships this Mon, May 25
List: $119.90
Sale: $59.95
6 at  $56.95 each
*Note:
OUT OF STOCK
Height

We Prune Your Tree Throughout Its Life… NOT just when we ship it!

So instead of a tree that resembles a fishing pole, you get one that has well developed branches and is hefty enough to start supporting fruit production.

The heights advertised are generally after we prune your tree one last time, unless otherwise noted. So the height you pay for is what you receive.

Plus we don’t include the pot or root length in our measurements. This can give you an extra 1-2 ft. in height.

Our larger trees can be one to three years older than our smaller ones and should give you fruit the first season.

: 3-4 ft

-4 left in stock
Ships this Mon, May 25
List: $99.90
Sale: $49.95
6 at  $47.45 each
*Note:
OUT OF STOCK

Experts Recommend

Premium Planting Kit
Planting Kit Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Your tree arrives pre-pruned... ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:
  1. 2 oz of Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.
Fungi Tree Guard
Mycorrhizal Fungi 24" Tree Guard
Sale: $9.95
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Planting Mix
Kieffer Pear Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Kieffer Pear Tree get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.


Soil Contents
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Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant - 2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much need nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

APPLICATION:
1 oz. Per Gallon Size Container
1 oz. Per Ft. High Bare Root Plant

DIEHARD Transplant
Sale: $5.95
Qty: 
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Grow delicious Keiffer pears on your very own tree, right outside your door! These pears grow just about anywhere in the US! Known for producing delicious, bright yellow pears for fresh eating as well as desserts, preserves and honey. 

The fast growing Keiffer reaches a mature height of 15-25 feet quickly. It's rounded habit and glossy green leaves make it exceptional as a landscape tree, as well as for producing flavorful fruit. It is known for its hardiness and long life span, tolerating hot climates and drought. 

Enjoy the beautiful blossoms in the spring and you'll be picking your sun-ripened Keiffer pears October to November each year. Does best in full sun and well-drained soil, though it adapts well to most other growing conditions as well. A great pear tree for zones 4-9. 

Kieffer Pears are known to be customer favorites, so be sure to order yours soon while we still have plenty available.

 

 

 

 

 

Growing Zones: 4-9

Mature Height: 15-25 ft.
Mature Width: 5-10 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Pyrus communis 'Kieffer'
Does not ship to: AZ, AR, CA, ID, LA, WA
Growing Zones 4-9
This plant is recommended for zones: 4-9
(green area above)




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It's Easy to Plant your Kieffer Pear Tree


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Kieffer Pear Tree.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Kieffer Pear Tree gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Kieffer Pear Tree again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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I planted 6 in May,2014 they weren't planted until they were bone dry and I would have understood if they had all died. In fact 5 survived and grew pretty well. I was unable to water them after their initial watering at planting (which is usually OK here), and they didn't do as well as apples, plums and cherries bought at the same time. That has been my experience with pears before. They would appreciate more care.
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January 3, 2015
Warwick, MA, US
Growing Zone:
5
Tree arrived in great condition. We transplanted it in early spring and it has taken off well, with lots of leaf growth during its first year on our property. We are very pleased with it so far. Only reason I didn't give 5 stars is that I'd like to see if/how it produces fruit
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
3 years ago
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GREAT BIG TREE!
VERY HEALTHY TREE, I EXPECT PEARS NEXT YEAR! I LIKE THE FACT THAT FAST-GROWING-TREES USUALLY PRODUCE FRUIT THE FIRST OR SECOND YEAR. i WON'T BE BUYING LITTLE RUNTY TREES FROM OTHER NURSERIES THAT TAKE 5-8 YEARS TO DO ANYTHING!
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October 25, 2014
FL, US
Purchased
11 months ago
Growing Zone:
10
Growth Rate
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Medium
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Hardiness
Tender
 
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These Trees Are Fanatastic !
I bought two of these trees 6 years ago for ornamental fruit trees. They are now 25'+ in height and have produced pears the last three seasons. These trees have withstood the last 2 brutal winters with temps to 65 below wind chill. They are very hardy. Can withstand frosts. Last season we harvested 40 (5 gallon) buckets of pears. The wife & I can pears and make pear sauce. Also make great pear pies and pastries. friends and family cannot believe how deliciously sweet these pears are. We add no sugar to the pear sauce.
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May 2, 2015
Homer, OH, US
Growing Zone:
6
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Can you use a Kieffer pear to pollinate another pear variety ?
Stephanie J on Mar 21, 2015
does it self pollinate ? or do you need 2 pear trees?
anne d on Jun 23, 2014
Best Answer: It self pollinates.
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how fast does a pear tree grow?
A shopper on Sep 27, 2014
Best Answer: Pear trees grow 3+ feet per year.
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is it good to plant pear tree in summer in glenn heights texas?
A shopper on Aug 24, 2014
Best Answer: You can plant this in the summer if you would like. Make sure that you are giving it plenty of water and do not let it dry out.
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How long is the growing season for these pears? Where I live there are often frosts in the first parts of June, and the end of August. Is there enough time in those 10-12 weeks for the pears to grow and ripen?
Hannah B on Aug 19, 2014
Best Answer: They typically ripen in September/October.
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We want to replace Ornamental pears with fireblight. Would this be a good choice?
Anne M on Mar 30, 2015
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I am looking a replacing a dying dog wood with a fruit tree, the dogwood is quite large and I'm having it removed at the end of the month. When should I buy my tree for growing region 6? How long can it remain unplanted and be ok? I probably wouldn't plant it until the end of March. Also, I'm thinking of the Kieffer pear tree because of it's hardiness and fruit. Can we buy larger than what is on your website?
Brian R on Feb 9, 2015
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Is there any way to prevent fruiting that doesn't harm the tree? It's being planted in a public area.
Anne M on Mar 30, 2015
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Are the Kieffer pears prepruned?
pamela h on Feb 17, 2015
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Will my Trees and Shrubs Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.





Potted Tree Dormant Tree Bare Root Tree
Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.


Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You

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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.