How to Grow Kieffer Pear Trees?

Answer Growing fruit trees at home can be a soothing, rewarding hobby as well as fresh source of tasty food for your family. Kieffer pear trees are a relatively easy species to grow at home; they are larg... Read More »

Top Q&A For: How to Grow Kieffer Pear Trees

Do kieffer pear trees need a pollinator?

Although the Kieffer pear (Pyrus communis), does not need a pollinator in order to set fruit, it is recommended that you have two pear trees to ensure proper pollination. If other pear trees on yo... Read More »

How do I prune a kieffer pear tree?

Prune Leader BranchesPrune a kieffer pear tree in winter to ensure it produces fruit in the growing season. Use sharp secateurs and cut back leader branches by 20 to 30 inches, depending on the siz... Read More »

How fast do pear trees grow?

According to the National Gardening Association, most pear trees will grow a considerable amount of fruit in 5 to 6 years. According to the North Carolina State University Cooperative Extension, pe... Read More »

How to Grow Pear Trees in Michigan?

While Michigan has very cold winters, most pear tree varieties can handle the harsh winters. Michigan is part of USDA Hardiness zones 4 and 5, which can reach temperatures below minus 30 degrees F.... Read More »