Pear, Kieffer

Regular price $59.99 Save $-59.99

A compact and hardy pear that produces tasty golden-yellow fruit in late summer on an upright and vigorous tree; showy white flowers in spring; a great choice for the home orchard; highly disease resistant

Kieffer Pear is a small tree that is commonly grown for its edible qualities. It produces gold oblong pears (which are botanically known as 'pomes') with hints of chartreuse and white flesh which are usually ready for picking from early to mid fall. The pears have a sweet taste and a crisp texture.

The pears are most often used in the following ways:

  • Fresh Eating
  • Cooking
  • Baking
  • Canning

Kieffer Pear is blanketed in stunning clusters of white flowers with purple anthers along the branches in mid spring. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The glossy pointy leaves turn an outstanding coppery-bronze in the fall. The fruits are showy gold pears with hints of chartreuse, which are carried in abundance from early to mid fall.

This is a dense deciduous tree with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition. This is a high maintenance plant that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Messy

Aside from its primary use as an edible, Kieffer Pear is suitable for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Orchard/Edible Landscaping

This tree is typically grown in a designated area of the yard because of its mature size and spread. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

  • Mature Height: 20 feet
  • Mature Width: 20 feet
  • Sunlight: Sun
  • Soil Conditions: Moist (Typical), Soggy

Plants are constantly growing, ever-changing, and therefore unique. The plant you receive may vary from the photo, but rest assured, holds the same glorious potential!

Bulk Delivery
We deliver outdoor plants within a zone around the Chicagoland area for $75. As plants are perishable, we take care to deliver them by hand using our own vehicles or trusted partners.
  • Delivery zone includes the North Shore Suburbs North up to Winthrop Harbor and Wauconda; North Side of Chicago to downtown and Southwest to Oak Park. 
  • Special $45 rate to Wilmette 
  • FREE Delivery on orders of $750+
  • For plant material not planted by Chalet, there is a 1-year, 50% merchandise credit guarantee.

Planting

  • To add Chalet's Planting Service, standard pricing is 50% of the plants' retail price in addition to the $75 delivery fee.
  • Fees do not include tree or stump removal.
  • Larger orders may require separate labor quote. Plantings carry a 1-year full guarantee. However, there is no guarantee for container or planter plantings as they are difficult to overwinter. 
  
Free In-Store Pickup 

We offer free in-store pickup at our retail store at 3132 Lake Avenue in Wilmette, IL.

  • After your order, we will prepare the product within 2 hours unless you hear otherwise.
  • If you are planning to pick up more than 3 days after purchase, please respond to your Order Confirmation email to let us know. 
  • All orders must be picked up within one week after purchase, or a refund will be issued and items will be returned to the shelf.

  
Returns 
Returns accepted within 14 days by replying directly to our order confirmation email. Refunds issued only in original form of payment.