Keiffer semi-dwarf Pear

Full Sun. Semi-Dwarf on OHXF, space 12′-16′ apart, needs pollinator

Late September.  Large golden-yellow fruit with slight russeting and sometimes an orange/red blush.  Incredibly juicy, very course-textured flesh which is where its nickname “sand pear” comes from.  For fresh eating, some folks adore them and others turn up their nose at the gritty flesh.  They have a deep flavor with a hint of astringency which I find refreshing in a world of very mild, sweet pears.  Exceptionally good as dried pears and make good preserves.  Probably the best thing about them is their long-known trait of being able to thrive in almost any conditions–they are pretty much immune to insect and disease troubles.  Some nurseries claim that Keiffer is self-fertile but we have not been able to substantiate that. . . Grafted

Gallon* pots $20, 2-gallon* pots $34, 4-gallon* pots $45

Plants are rarely available in ALL sizes listed, and availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.