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Spring 2023 Shipping Season
Plant Zones 9-8: Late January-February
Plant Zones 8-7: February-March
Plant Zones 6-5: April– early May
For more information see the Ordering & Shipping section below.
Kieffer is a large golden-colored fruit with a crimson blush. A hybrid between Pyrus communis and Pyrus pyrifolia. It has crisp, juicy white flesh, a coarse texture, and is excellent for canning and baking, considered to be a Sand pear. Pick the fruit and store it in a cool place, will sweeten over time as it ripens. Almost immune to fireblight. Better with a pollinator. Vigorous and very hardy. Low chill, 350-400 hours, Zones 5-9. Ripens during hunting season, Sept-Oct. New trees can produce fruit in 2-3 years depending on care and climate. The success of new trees is heavily dependent on the care received during and after planting.
|Height||20' - 30'|
|Spread||10' - 20'|
|Tree Form||Modified Leader|
|USDA Zone||5 - 9|
|Blooms||February - March|
|Drops Fruit or Nuts||September - October|
|Soil||Adapted to upland, well drained, sandy clay or loam. Can handle wet soil only if seasonal and well drained|
|Soil pH||Pollinator suggested for best fruit production|
|Light requirements||Full Sun|
|Pollination||Self-fertile, grafted. Each additional tree will increase pollination for better mast production|
|Suggested Pollinators||Plant more than one for better yield|
|Spacing||30 - 40'|
|Pruning||Pear trees should be pruned annually in the winter when they are dormant. Please refer to the Pruning section under "How to plant and grow" in our Learning Center.|
|Fertilization||Do not fertilize at planting. Once the trees are established, fertilize in early spring (Mar-April) as growth begins. Do not fertilize in the fall, which could promote late season tender growth that can be damaged by early frosts.|
|Watering||Newly planted trees should be watered regularly. This is the most critical step in the establishment of your new trees. Please see the Watering section under "How to plant and grow" in our Learning Center.|
At Chestnut Hill Outdoors, we’ve been shipping mail order trees for over 30 years. We’re experts at delivering healthy trees to your doorstep. All of our trees are container grown in root-enhancing pots, ensuring healthy root systems and much better success upon planting.
In Spring we ship bare-root, dormant trees. All plants are dipped in a root gel before shipping and wrapped in plastic to retain moisture.
Spring: All trees are shipped bare-root.
Fall: All trees are shipped in containers.
Size shipped: 18 – 36+ inches
For more information, visit our Ordering & Shipping Page.