Of hybrid origin, Kieffer Pear has harder fruits than Bartlett, but the deer happily consume them with no problem. This selection is more resistant to fire blight and therefore a better choice over the earlier- fruiting Bartlett Pear in areas that experience warm, wet spring weather, especially in humid areas along the gulf coast where the disease can be an issue. Self-fertile but enjoy an even more reliable pollination/fruit set by planting another pear selection nearby, such as the later-fruiting Dr. Deer Pear that we offer for an extended season of sweet deer treats. This is a great tree for sale and your deer will love it.
To increase each plant's success rate, these for sale plants are shipped in fully-rooted 5-gallon containers rather than bare-root or seedling. You don't have to plant them right away, but can instead wait for the ideal day.
|Common Name||Kieffer Pear|
|Scientific Name||Pyrus communis ‘Kieffer’|
|Wildlife Value||Browse Plants, Fruit|
|Fruiting Requirements||Not reliably self-fertile, at least one other pear cultivar recommended|
|Fruiting Time||September - October|
|Size||5 Gallon Rooted Container|
|USDA Zone||5 - 9|
|Exposure||Full Sun to half-day sun|
|Drought Tolerance Once Established||High|
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