Every knowledgeable deer (and deer hunter) knows the only thing better than having a loaded persimmon dropping her sweet treats is having a GROVE of “simmons” to choose from. Those single trees are great but it seems the deer don’t go too far out of their way for just one tree. If you really want to bring ‘em in close from great distances, establish patches of trees to see some real results. Since persimmons can produce fruit on small stature trees, you may also want to plan ahead by planting a faster growing tree to hang a stand in nearby.
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.