Kieffer Pear Tree
Kieffer Pear Tree
SHIPPING RESTRICTION: In order for us to protect the environment and comply with regulations, we're unable to ship this product to the following states: AL, AR, CA, CO, ID, LA, MS, OR, SC, WA.
Uses: Fruit production
Benefits: One of the best and most popular types of fruit bearing pear trees! Sweet and delicious fruit! Drought and flood tolerant!
Zones: 4 - 9
Sun: Full sun
Life Cycle: Perennial
Mature Height: 25'
Mature Width: 10'
Bloom Season: Spring
Harvest Season: Early Fall
Growth Rate: Fast
Kieffer Pear Tree Care
Provide full sun, as it will yield the biggest harvests! Too little light will cause growth issues.
Fertilization is suggested, especially if the soil is poor. Our slow release fertilizer is a great option. We recommend that fertilizations be applied in the spring.
Does best in soil that's moist, slightly acidic, and well draining. Does not thrive in dry soil!
Pruning and trimming is typically required to maintain a functional shape. Any heavy trimming should be done in late winter or early spring just prior to budding.
Water regularly, especially after planting prior to establishment. Attempt to keep soil moist, but not wet. It's suggested to place 2"-3" of mulch under this plant to help retain a light degree of ground moisture and to prevent the growth of weeds around the base.
Space pear trees 12' apart.
Size of Kieffer Pear Tree for Sale Online
The Pyrus communis 'Kieffer' that we sell online will ship in a greenhouse grade grow pot. Each plant will be appropriately sized for its pot. Please contact us with any specific questions.
Size of Kieffer Pear Trees When Mature
Pyrus communis 'Kieffer' will often reach mature heights of 15'-25' and widths of 5'-10'.
What is the botanical name of Kieffer Pear Tree?
Its botanical name is Pyrus communis 'Kieffer'.
Toxicity and Risks of Kieffer Pear Tree
Pyrus communis 'Kieffer' is considered nontoxic.It should be noted that its seeds are known to contain cyanogenic glycosides, which are converted into cyanide during digestion. Although the levels of cyanogenic glycosides are low enough to classify the tree as nontoxic, excessive seed consumption will cause toxic effects.
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