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Pyrus communis 'Kieffer' /Kieffer Pear

Pyrus communis 'Kieffer'  / Pyrus communis 'Kieffer'
Tree heavily laden with fruit in early July
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Tree heavily laden with fruit in early July

Large crop of fruit in early July

Close-up of fruit in summer

Fruit and foliage

Fruit in late summer or early fall

Cluster of mature fruit

Close-up of Kieffer pears ready for harvest

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Scientific Name: Pyrus communis 'Kieffer'
Common Name: Kieffer Pear
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Summer, Fall
Fruit color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants that Attract Birds
Trees, Fruiting
Comments: Kieffer bears large, rich yellow pears each fall, often in regions where other varieties are bothered with fire blight. This pear ripens, usually in early fall, a full month after most varieties.