Growing Zones: 4-9 outdoors(hardy down to -20℉) 4-9 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 15-25 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 5-10 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Harvest Time:
- Year to Bear:
- Fruits 1st Year!
- Botanical Name:
- Pyrus communis 'Kieffer'
- Does Not Ship To:
- AZ, AR, CA, ID, LA, WA
Fast Growing, Delicious Pear
- Exceptionally Large Fruit
- Preferred Taste and Texture
- Striking Ornamental Tree
- Cold Hardy
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!
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 Kieffer Pear Tree will drastically increase the size of your crop.
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Customer Reviews & Photos
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I was worried this tree would have problems in the triple digit heat this year. so far it is doing well and thriving.
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.
Love the Kieffer
Kieffer is doing quite well as are the Cherry trees and apple trees. The Peach not so much...it has had issues from beginning and still not doing anything.
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 !!
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.
Planting & Care
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.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3, 4, 5 or 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of April 29th|
|Zones 5||Week of April 14th|
|Zones 6||Week of April 7th|
|Zones 11||Ships Now!|