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Pyrus communis 'Kieffer'

Common Name(s):
Kieffer pear
Categories:
Edible Plants, Trees
Comment:

Kieffer pear is a heavy bearing tree and can tolerate both drought and flooding. It is resistant to Fire Blight. At least two cultivars are recommended for adequate pollination. The mature size of the tree depends on the version you choose, the standard one of dwarf one.

Height:
20 ft. or 12-15 ft.
Flower:
The white flowers blooms late in the season.
Zones:
4-9
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Full sun. Slightly acidic, deep, heavy and moist well-drained soil. Quite sensitive to salt but will tolerate both drought and flooding.
Form:
Oval or rounded shape
Edibility:
It produces large-sized, golden-yellow with some crimson blush fruit. The white flesh is crisp and coarse. It is good for preserves, canning or baking. Ripens from mid-September to mid-October.
Width:
20 ft. or 10 ft.
Growth Rate:
Fast
Leaf:
The glossy, simple leaves feature fine teeth on the margin and provide golden bronze fall color.
Tags:
deciduous

NCCES plant id: 2982

Pyrus communis 'Kieffer' Flower
Photo by Gary Owens, CC BY - 2.0
Pyrus communis 'Kieffer' Flowering tree
Photo by Gary Owens, CC BY - 2.0
Pyrus communis 'Kieffer' Fruit and leaves
Photo by Gary Owens, CC BY - 2.0
Pyrus communis 'Kieffer' Fall color
Photo by Gary Owens, CC BY - 2.0