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Kieffer Pear Tree

Pyrus communis 'Kieffer'

$119.95 (35% Off)
+$7.00 Oversized Fee

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-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ 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 needed nutrition.

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

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- 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.

Coarse 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.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Use our planting kit so your tree is ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:

  1. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.

  3. 2 oz of Root Rocket™ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

-t- TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.

When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

Tree Gator

Growing Zones: 4-9
(hardy down to -20℉)

Growing Zones 4-9
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

15-25 ft.

Mature Width:

5-10 ft.


Full Sun

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Year to Bear:

Fruits 1st Year!

Botanical Name:

Pyrus communis 'Kieffer'

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Fast Growing, Delicious Pear

- Exceptionally Large Fruit
- Preferred Taste and Texture
- Striking Ornamental Tree
- Cold Hardy

Outstanding Size
Rarely will you see a grocer or farmer's market with pears of this size and quality.  We carefully groom and nurture our Kieffer Pear trees to produce large, delicious pears that are unparalleled.  If you love pears, you'll appreciate the care that went into this particular tree. Enjoy a bounty of delicious fruit year after year without the high expense that you'd typically pay to merchants.

Incredibly crisp and juicy!  This pear has a rather course skin with a firm flesh that makes them ideal for preserves and baking.  A perfect addition to salads!  They're also a favorite for those who love pear honey.  There is no limit to the possibilities of cooking and snacking with this special variety.

Beautiful Blossoms Each Spring
Looking for a multi-functional fruit tree? Our Kieffer Pear Trees are more than a generous producer of sun-ripened pears each fall - they're also a beautiful ornamental. The fast-growing Kieffer reaches a mature height up to 25 feet quickly. Its rounded habit and glossy green leaves are a beautiful sight. Any lawn/landscape will be enhanced by its beauty alone.

Strong Tree with Lifelong Roots
Plant this Kieffer Pear knowing it will be a treasure that's enjoyed by many generations to come.  In fact - this variety dates back to the 1800s and has been reported to withstand harsh conditions - even when practically everything around it was diminished. It is cold hardy; will tolerate hot climates and drought.  If you're questioning whether or not you can successfully grow and maintain a fruit tree, then, choose this Kieffer.  It's easy, low maintenance = a true winner!

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

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Kieffer Pear Tree Pollination

Kieffer Pear Trees are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional pollinator will drastically increase the size of your crop. Below are the most effective pollinators we have chosen for your area...

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Customer Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
35 Reviews
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I received my Kieffer pear tree a couple months ago and it's been perfect. It arrived in great condition and was beautiful! It already had a few flowers on it, but they fell off due to stress from shipping. It did well with cool weather and has done well with hot weather so far. Looking forward to getting some fruit!
October 29, 2018
Harlingen, TX
3 months ago
Growing Zone:
1 year in, and fruit galore!!!
Bought a tree last year, its leader branch was broken so fgt replace it free of charge. Fast forward to now, the "broken tree" has 5 lacrosse ball size pears, and the replacement has about a dozen.

High quality service, and superior trees to anything else out there.
October 10, 2018
Growing Zone:
texas hardy tree
I was worried this tree would have problems in the triple digit heat this year. so far it is doing well and thriving.
August 26, 2018
4 months ago
As usual, excellent shipping!
My Kieffer pear arrived today. FGT is in SC, I'm in NC so it only takes one day. Some of the leaves look a little bug eaten, but for the most part it looks very healthy. I'm only 4.5' above sea level and we've had about 40" of rain in the last 2 months. I'll be mound planting it this weekend - big mound. Not too much rain in the near forecast, so maybe I'll be riding around in the golf cart watering trees in the next few weeks. Once planted, the tree is going to get a dousing with neem oil and mild soap. Should take care of any bug problems - if they exist. Overall, very happy with my purchase.
August 23, 2018
3 months ago
Growing Zone:
Love the Kieffer
Kieffer is doing quite well, as are the Cherry trees and apple trees. The Peach not so has had issues from beginning and still not doing anything.
May 29, 2018
10 months ago
Growing Zone:
I love my trees !
I love my trees !! A McIntosh apple I'd purchased last year has 7 apples on it ! The pear I purchased this spring has one. You send great quality trees that when planted don't wilt back or have leaves drop off, and I'd definitely recommend you to others. Thank You !!
May 28, 2018
7 months ago
Perfect tree
The pear tree came well packed and in great shape. It is dong great in the ground, and is growing. I am very happy with the tree and everything I have ordered from Fastgrowingtrees has been perfect. Thanks.
May 26, 2018
7 months ago
Kieffer Pear Tree
This is my fourth attempt to respond to your request for feedback. Previous replies have been returned due to lack of proper address. I will try one last time. I purchased the tree for my niece who gave it TLC through the winter. It has survived nicely and has new growth. For fun, I added a toy partridge to the tree but believe she removed it before planting the tree outside. We are both very pleased with the tree and your good service. Thanks, Jean
May 24, 2018
1 year ago
Pear tree
My pear tree is growing, can't wait till it has fruit on it. I bought it in Oct. and it survived the winter. Has lots of blooms on it. Hope next year it will produce fruit.
May 23, 2018
1 year ago
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So far very happy with the tree. Looks very healthy and had numerous leaves
Looks very healthy with numerous leaves. Planted in the fall following instructions, including fertilizer packet.
May 22, 2018
1 year ago
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Kieffer Pear Tree

Kieffer Pear Tree Planting Diretions

The Kieffer Pear Tree (Pyrus communis 'Kieffer') is a very cold tolerant, fast growing pear tree that is widely adaptable to almost any soil type providing there is good drainage. The Kieffer pear is commonly planted in USDA growing zones 4-9 maturing to a height of 15-25 feet tall and 5-10 feet wide. The bright yellow pears are fantastic as a dessert but can also be made into preserves and honey. The rounded canopy growth also makes the tree an exceptional landscaping addition with its glossy green foliage. Kieffer pears are self-fertile which means they will produce their delicious pears by themselves but you will have a much hardier harvest time with the addition of another nearby or pairing it with another pear tree such as the Bosc pear.

Location: Give your pear tree a location that features full sun and well-draining soil. Choose a bright, sheltered location, preferably with southern exposure.

Planting Instructions (in ground):
1) Dig a hole three times the size and just as deep as the root ball. You want to be careful that the tree does not settle too low in the soil.
2) After the hole is dug, carefully loosen and unwind any roots as necessary.
3) Plant the tree so that the roots are spread in the hole and the entire root ball is covered with soil.
4) Fill in the hole completely and gently remove air pockets that may have formed by tamping down with a spade.
5) Water the tree thoroughly after the tree has been planted.

Watering: Water your pear tree as necessary giving it at least 1 or 2 inches of water once a week. When the weather gets hot and dry during the peak of summer, increase the amount of water to maintain proper hydration and moisture. Do not water the pear tree after the first frost in the fall. You should resume watering once the last frost has past.

Pruning: When pruning, it’s important to trim the pear tree's central leader to promote an upright position. If there are any competing branches present, remove them so that multiple leaders do not form. Maintain the tree’s natural shape by pruning large, lateral branches. Dead, dying or wilted branches should always be removed to help the Pear Tree focus its energy on growing healthy and producing an abundance of fruit.
*Tip* It’s always good to sterilize your cutting tool(s) with rubbing alcohol to ensure a clean cut that no pathogens can get into.

Pests: Pear trees are susceptible to insects such as maggots, moths, scale and aphids. To prevent infestation of these and other pests, treat with an insecticide in the early spring. Signs of infestation to be watchful for include yellowing or browning of foliage, rotted or eaten fruit and nibbled leaves. Spray the tree with the insecticide according to the directions on the label.

*Harvest pears at the end of the growing season (October-November). Watch the fruit regularly, as it will require two to three weeks to harden before harvest.
*Pick pears when they have reached full color and size and are firm to the touch. Check the tree daily and pick fruit every two to three days until your harvest is complete.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
like these kind of tree
carmen t on Nov 18, 2018
There is a Kieffer pear tree growing near us (we live in NE Kansas) that has been there for many, many years, and basically gets little or no attention. It is around 20' or 25' tall, and roughly 15' or 20' diameter. Year after year, whether wet and dry seasons, it bears hundreds of pears, which we have been able to pick. My wife cans them, and we eat them throughout the following year. They are delicious and easy, so we wanted to plant one of these trees in our yard, too.
Steve S on Oct 2, 2018
like these kind of tree
carmen t on Nov 18, 2018
Lovely Pear, great price
Becky D on Oct 29, 2018
There is a Kieffer pear tree growing near us (we live in NE Kansas) that has been there for many, many years, and basically gets little or no attention. It is around 20' or 25' tall, and roughly 15' or 20' diameter. Year after year, whether wet and dry seasons, it bears hundreds of pears, which we have been able to pick. My wife cans them, and we eat them throughout the following year. They are delicious and easy, so we wanted to plant one of these trees in our yard, too.
Steve S on Oct 2, 2018
fruit and pollinator
Cat O on Sep 28, 2018
love pears
Dennis M on Jul 21, 2018
Does very well in Texas. I have one producing v well.
Hanan A on Jun 29, 2018
the fruit
Brenda Lee D on Jun 9, 2018
I purchased a 4 variety 3 years ago that did not make it through the 1st winter so I decided to go with a single variety.
Shirley R on Jun 8, 2018
It was a good bargain for a delicious pear
Melissa C on May 30, 2018
To enjoy pears off my own trees
Cindy G on May 24, 2018
Self pollinating.
JoeAnna M on May 18, 2018
Self pollinating and will grow in cold Wisconsin temperatures.
Justin Z on May 7, 2018
I am from Georgia and I wanted to bring some of my home roots up here to Illinois.
Donna M on Apr 28, 2018
Wildlife food
Ryan R on Apr 9, 2018
I never have had an experience taking care of a pear tree before and I want to see if a can manage. Also I love to eat pears!.
Eugenio M on Apr 5, 2018
They looked good to eat. N. VA 2018
steven P on Apr 4, 2018
based on what they describe the flavor to be
Kevin W on Feb 18, 2018
The Pear Tree symbolizes life and longevity. Its flowers have 5 petals and 5 cartilaginous carpels compose its "core. Therefore, I purchased the 5'-6' pear tree to give to my husband on our 5 year anniversary.
Michelle B on Feb 14, 2018
My hubby has wanted a pear tree for years.
MaKayla G on Feb 4, 2018
i love pears
mike d on Dec 10, 2017
I like pears. This was one two available.
Rouben S on Dec 9, 2017
Kieffer is a good pollinator and a good pear tree.
We like hard ripened pears and I hope this tree will provide such fruit.
Dhirendra S on Nov 27, 2017
I really like pears and want a good selection.
James M on Nov 22, 2017
Add to my fruit orchard
Vilma K on Nov 19, 2017
Zone 8 fruit
Dr. Shirley Scott E on Nov 10, 2017
This variety of pear was grown in the backyard of my homeplace. My mother made pear preserves every year and, now, her granddaughter wants to do the same. Thus, I am ordering the tree for my niece.
JEAN W on Nov 7, 2017
excellent shape on arrival, doing well so far
david b on Oct 28, 2017
Joseph R on Oct 20, 2017
This is the fruit I like.
Fang Z on Oct 19, 2017
We just chose the pear because our grandson-in-law wanted one and his wife, our granddaughter was thinking of him. Sounds like a good marriage to me! The occasion is that they just moved into their first house this year!
Terry and Dave W on Oct 13, 2017
hoping to grow my garden and this nursery is actually selling trees that already have fruits so im so happy and cant wait to plant them and be ready for this coming year for fruits :)
magda k on Oct 9, 2017
these pears are delicious!
Alisa P on Oct 6, 2017
Because it grows in our zone. We are also buying a pear tree locally, I hope yours do bear fruit next year.
Michelle G on Jul 5, 2017
Wanting fresher/safer choice in food items
Linda C on Jun 26, 2017
Zone 4 hardy, to pair with Bosc Pear
Deborah T on May 21, 2017
Just wanted to try it. And because of self-pollinating.
C. H. P on May 20, 2017
Looks tasty
Steve C on May 18, 2017
I like
rodney l on Apr 26, 2017
I wanted a fruit tree that had beautiful blossoms and grew fast because it is a gift for that widow and family of my dear cousin Dean who was a giver who loved all plants but especially those that gave fruit.
mary g on Apr 25, 2017
I chose this pear because of the tree's overall size as I needed a pollinator for the Bosc Pear that I ordered
Dusty P on Mar 30, 2017
Should make a great addition to my other fruit trees.
Steven h on Mar 29, 2017
It is hard to find a pear tree in West melbourne florida or any trees I purchased from you.
Cynthia D on Mar 24, 2017
I selected this tree because I like the way the pear taste and the texture of the fruit.
Alfred D on Feb 21, 2017
easy to grow
ihor stefan b on Feb 9, 2017
My husband and I have talked for several years about planting trees that will provide food as well as look nice. The self-pollinating pear seemed like a great place to start.
Sara M on Dec 5, 2016
My wife likes pears
JEFFREY P on Nov 3, 2016
I already have an apple tree thought I would try this next
Michelle D on Oct 31, 2016
sounded like just what I wanted
Rochelle C on Oct 2, 2016
I wanted the pear tree not only because we love pears, but the added color will add a nice touch of color to our yard.
Lynn M on Sep 30, 2016
Lovely Pear, great price
Becky D on Oct 29, 2018
fruit and pollinator
Cat O on Sep 28, 2018
Can you use a Kieffer pear to pollinate another pear variety ?
Stephanie J on Mar 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can pollinate a Kieffer with another Kieffer or any other pear such as Bartlett, Red Anjou, or Shinko.
does it self pollinate ? or do you need 2 pear trees?
anne d on Jun 23, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes We planted this tree fall 2013 and have pears already Spring 2014. It self polinated!!!
how fast does a pear tree grow?
A shopper on Sep 27, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Pear trees grow 3+ feet per year.
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.
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.
Are the Kieffer pears prepruned?
pamela h on Feb 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes they are pre-pruned
How often do you water?
Brandy S on Mar 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi Brandy S. I have my irrigation system set up to water my trees every other day. If it looks like it might rain or if it rains I water it less. I think my tree is about two years old but no fruits yet. I hope this help. I'm definitely not an expert ??. Take care and God bless.
do they come in a pot and root ball ?
james b on Oct 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes they will be shipped in a pot.
When does it bloom? How old must it be?
Richard S on Jun 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Kieffer pear trees should produce fruit one year after being planted. Our fruit trees are grafted, so they produce fruit years sooner than those grown from seed.
Can this tree be planted in large container?
Evgeniya B on Oct 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Kieffer Pear Tree would do much better if planted in the ground. It is recommended for Growing Zone 4 to 9 and is cold hardy down to -20 degrees F.
is the 4 to 5 feet a ulta dwaft tree ?
evelyn e on Sep 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The 4 to 5 Foot is one of the sizes we ship the Kieffer Pear at. At maturity, they can grow up to 15 to 25 feet. These are considered a semi-dwarf variety.
Can I use a honeycrisp apple tree to cross pollinate with a pear tree?
Jennifer T on May 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, you would need another apple tree for pollination.
How long after planting will it bear fruit?
Pat J on Nov 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It should bear fruit the next year.

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