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Kieffer Pear Tree

Pyrus communis 'Kieffer'


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-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- 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.

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
-t- Planket™ - Frost & Cold Protection
PLanket 10-20 ft.

Protect your sensitive plants and shrubs with the Planket™

Benefits include:

  1. Lightweight fabric allows your plants to breather while also protecting them from the frost and cold winds.

  2. 6ft. round size makes it easy to protect sensitive container plants.

Add A Decorative Pot

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


15-20 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


Harvest Time:


Fruit Color:


Year to Bear:

0-1 years

Chill Hours (minimum):


You are in an area with ~1800 chill hours

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

4.6 / 5.0
21 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 3 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 6 years ago
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
over 2 years 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
Pear tree
Fast arrival, well packaged and a very healthy tree
August 18, 2015
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
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
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
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
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
Pear Tree
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

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
i love pears
mike d on Dec 10, 2017
Kieffer is a good pollinator and a good pear tree.
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
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
I like pears. This was one two available.
Rouben S on Dec 9, 2017
We like hard ripened pears and I hope this tree will provide such fruit.
Dhirendra S on Nov 27, 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
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.
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.
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.
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 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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