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Kieffer Pear Tree

Pyrus communis 'Kieffer'


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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.

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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.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-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

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.


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15-20 ft.

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Year to Bear:

0-1 years

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Botanical Name:

Pyrus communis 'Kieffer'

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America's Choice for Snacking Baking & Desserts

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.

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
16 Reviews
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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.
May 2, 2015
Homer, OH
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October 25, 2014
Safety Harbor, FL
over 2 years ago
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Good trees
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.
January 4, 2015
Warwick, MA
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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
January 1, 2013
over 5 years ago
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This type of pear tree has been loved by people who don't care for pears. But they sure love this pear.My family loves this pear,so when i lost my tree due to a tornado i was glad to know you had them. THANK YOU!!!
September 30, 2015
1 year ago
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Replacement tree
I was happy with the service. My first tree never grew after being planted for 3 months. I received a replacement pear tree. It was not a dwarf like I originally ordered. But still a decent specimen.
July 27, 2015
over 2 years ago
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Pear tree
Fast arrival, well packaged and a very healthy tree
August 18, 2015
1 year ago
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came the tree came packed better than we expected it too. it was
great the way the root ball was packed. I have recomended this tree to several of my tree farm freinds.
July 29, 2015
1 year ago
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Great tree
The tree was in great shape when I received it. I slowly introduced the tree to full sunshine, per instructions, before I planted it. Its been in the ground for two weeks now and appears to be doing just fine. I would order another of these trees and may do so in the spring. I live South of Atlanta, GA in growing zone 8.
September 6, 2015
1 year ago
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I ordered the Kieffer Pear Tree with the growth mixture to help get it started. I mulched around the bottom, and then waited. When it arrived, it was just a "stick" and bare root, so I was a little skeptical. Well, after regular thorough watering and bright sunshine, the first leaves appeared! It seems to do very well with the natural rain water here in Florida. I don't know that I'll get fruit the first year, but that's okay as long as it continues to get strong and sprout plenty of leaves and branches. So far, so good!
July 25, 2015
over 2 years ago

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for 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.

Planting & Care

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.

Questions & Answers

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rodney l on Apr 26, 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
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
The Kieffer Pear is my favorite fruit and it looks great on my property.
Darius P on Sep 17, 2016
Need a pear tree for my, Partridge, Garden. Have such good luck with Fast-Growing-Trees
Lawrence B on Sep 3, 2016
We are building a new home with acreage and want to start a small orchard. We like that this tree is self pollinating.
Kenni H on Sep 3, 2016
My husband had wanted a pear tree in our backyard that would be self-pollinating and low-maintenance, and he selected Kieffer Pear Tree because it fit his criteria best of every other pear tree that he looked at while researching them.
Ekaterina B on Apr 21, 2016
Ability to withstand cold weather.
hrysoula l on Apr 14, 2016
I believe that this may be the same as the pear tree that already grows in our yard. It was there when we bought the house, the pears are amazing! Thin skinned, juicy, easy to grow! We can't get enough of them! I hope that this is its match, we want more!!
Melanie G on Apr 9, 2016
I think I needed a pollinator for the Bartlett Pear Tree
Brian B on Mar 29, 2016
I was looking for a hardy plant that would produce here along the coast of Maine. The product information for this tree implies that it will do just that.
Misty P on Mar 29, 2016
Self pollinating & zone 9
Carol L on Mar 26, 2016
hasiba h on Mar 12, 2016
I want a pear tree for canning and my family created this pear tree. My mom was a Kieffer
Doris H on Mar 11, 2016
ROSY W on Mar 9, 2016
I have always wanted one. Because of the self pollinating feature, i decided to finally plant one!
Carol K on Feb 26, 2016
I have alway's wanted a pear tree.
ronald l on Feb 11, 2016
I'm trying to start a small orchard at home.
Carla B on Feb 4, 2016
I have a small area and according to the description, it does not grow very big.
David P on Jan 28, 2016
flavor and baking
Diane F on Dec 29, 2015
Looking for a pear tree that fits the Colorado climate profile.
Penny O on Dec 20, 2015
My husband found your website and chose this item to be his first attempt at growing a fruit tree.
Melissa C on Dec 18, 2015
not sure
JAMES M on Dec 7, 2015
wanted to try and grow one
thomas c on Nov 6, 2015
self pollinating and wanted a variety of fruit trees
Sam H on Oct 22, 2015
it is new to me but I love pears and this sounds like it will be perfect for my yard and me!
Jane D on Oct 17, 2015
It is able to grow in the area where I live (central Minnesota), It will add some value to my property, it will save me some money on buying fruit, and of course pears are both delicious and nutritious.
Joseph H on Aug 24, 2015
We have room for just one tree, so we need a self-pollinating pear tree. This tree seems just what we were looking for.
Daniel B on Aug 23, 2015
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
Should make a great addition to my other fruit trees.
Steven h on Mar 29, 2017
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
We have received and planted the Kieffer Pear tree about a month ago, but it still does not have any visible budding or any leaves unlike the cherry tree that we also ordered from this nursery (it arrived with small leaves that now are very cheery). Is there anything we can do to encourage growth of foliage on the pear tree this year? Do we need to give it a pinch and snip any wood from the top of the brunches to encourage growth? Thank you.
Ekaterina B on May 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Take container of stored rain water, reg. bucked and water once or twice a day and watch the added growth from the natural minerials in the water -add. woood chips around the base.
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
BEST ANSWER: Flick the flower off the bud as soon as it appears in spring. This should be done to all trees their first year so the tree can spend its energy on the root and branches.
I bought a 7-ft Kieffer pear tree and planted it beginning of March. The tree came in dormant state with out any leaves. In 4 weeks, I have not seen any new leaves develop. The temps have been in the 70F to 85F range all along during day time here in Austin. When do Kieffer pear trees break out of dormancy and start putting out leaves?
Suman on Mar 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hi, I've had a Kieffer pear tree since last yr. I'm in Austin too. First year it was slow to put out the leaves, but this year it's looking great. The leaves have been gully out for about a week. It took about two weeks from the first buds to fully bring out. It also grew a couple of feet since last year. Because mine is in a pot on the upstairs deck and lives in an excellent corner under the eaves I don't want it to get too tall, so I pruned it back last winter (such as winter was!) and it has grown back to the correct height. It looks great. If you can see buds the tree should be ok and will be out soon. Good luck!
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: Come in a root ball and it takes along time to really grow
Is it ok to plant the tree in August or September in Arkansas? And do I need 2 trees to produce pears?
Timarie A on Aug 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I'm in North Texas, not too far from Arkansas. We planted our tree in August last year (2015) while son was visiting. Knew it wasn't the optimum time but hoped with TLC it would do OK. It's doing well this spring, lots of leaves. We mulched after planting and watered it almost every day during the remaining hot months.
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.
When is the best time to plant this tree in the north Dallas area? And how far apart should you plant them?
Toni D on Nov 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Now is a great time to plant. Plant them 8-10 foot apart
DOUGLAS on Aug 15, 2015
The best time to plant a Kieffer Pear is in the late fall bare root. This gives it more time to acquire root growth before spring blooming. We have these available now but I'm afraid it's just too hot. It would be better to wait until fall. We will be carrying bare root in the fall. Happy Gardening
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.

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