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.