Bartlett Pear Tree
Known as America’s favorite pear, the Bartlett variety actually came from Europe. It functions as the standard by which all other pears are measured and is a favorite for fresh eating, canning, and preserves. The Bartlett pear is easy to grow and will reward its owner with beautiful blossoms in the spring, large and luscious fruit in late summer, and a continuous crop for as much as 100 years.
Produces large, yellow fruit with a smooth and juicy white flesh in late August or early September — ideal for eating, canning and preserves
Blooms just before the leaves appear in the spring, with showy white flowers
Green Giant Trees
Hardiness ZonesThe green giant arborvitae can be expected to grow in Hardiness Zones 5–7.
Sun PreferenceFull sun and partial shade are best for this tree, meaning it prefers a minimum of four hours of direct, unfiltered sunlight each day.
- Will grow up to 3' per year until maturity.
- Darkens or bronzes slightly in the winter.
- Requires little or no pruning but can be sheared easily if necessary.
- Should be planted 5–6' apart for a screen or hedge.
- Is a public domain tree, meaning anyone can propagate it from cuttings.
- Has no serious disease or pest problems.
- Features tiny, scale-like, glossy green leaves that are packed closely together in overlapping rows on divided branchlets, displaying in a flattened, fan-like spray.
- Yields 1/2" long oblong cones that emerge green in the summer and turn brown in the winter.
- Releases a pleasing aroma when leaves are squeezed.
- Tolerates wind once established and withstands heavy ice or snow, making it a good choice for a fast-growing windbreak.
- Shows better resistance to browsing by deer than most arborvitae.
- Grows in a pyramidal shape.
Kieffer Pear Tree
Hardiness ZonesThe kieffer pear can be expected to grow in Hardiness Zones 4–9. View Map
Sun PreferenceFull sun is the ideal condition for this tree, meaning it should get at least six hours of direct, unfiltered sunlight each day.
- Produces large, long, golden yellow fruit with a crimson blush. The flesh is crisp, white and coarse in texture--good for canning, baking, preserves and pear honey.
- Yields ripe fruit typically in mid-September or mid-October. Pick while the fruit is still hard and store in a cool place.
- Bears a heavy crop, beginning when young and continuing dependably for many years.
- Blooms late in the season with white flowers.
- Tolerates hot climates.
- Is available in standard and dwarf sizes. Our standard Kieffer seedlings are budded onto whole rootstock, and our dwarf seedlings are grafted to Quince or Quince A (Malling A).
- Is self-fertile but provides a better crop when planted in multiples.
- Has a chill hours (CU) requirement of 350–400. (Chill hours are the average hours of air temperature between 32° and 45° F in a typical winter season.)
- Features simple leaves that are glossy green, have fine teeth on the margin and provide golden bronze fall color.
- Grows in an oval to rounded shape.
- Is practically immune to blight.