Variety description: Rounded pyriform fruit with yellow skin and prominent lenticels. Firm, crunchy texture like an Asian pear. Sweet and juicy. In the past, this variety was widely used for canning. Fire blight resistant and self-fruitful. Fruit matures over a long period, from mid-September to mid-October.
'Kieffer' is the result of a cross between an Asian pear and 'Bartlett,' introduced by Peter Kieffer in 1863.
Site requirements: Full sun location. Pears will grow in a range of soil types provided the planting location is well drained. Soil pH of 6.5 is ideal.
Hardiness: USDA zones 5-9.
Plant size: Grafted tree, 2-3" with strong central leader.
When we ship: Available for FALL 2017 shipping.
Shipping restrictions: Cannot ship to Canada.
Organically grown by Cricket Hill Garden, in compliance with CT NOFA Farmer's Pledge.