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Pear Tree, 'Bartlett'

Grow Your Own Fresh Fruit Trees! Enjoy the taste of fall with a crisp, buttery smooth pear!
When you say "Pear" most people picture a yellow 'Bartlett'. It has that quintessential "pear flavor," and is a common variety found in local markets. 'Bartlett' is the #1 pear worldwide! Grow delicious 'Bartlett' pears on your very own tree, right outside your door! 'Bartlett' pears are also extremely aromatic! The fruit has a bell shape, considered the traditional pear shape and its green skin turns yellow upon later ripening. It is considered a summer pear, not as tolerant of cold as some varieties. It is often eaten raw, but holds its shape well when baked, and is a common choice for canned or other processed pear uses. Starts bearing at a young age and is very productive.

Pears are rich in dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals. They are excellent for eating out of hand and in salads. Pears do not contain cholesterol or fat and are low in calories. Pears are an excellent source of potassium and calcium.

Plant Details +

Botanical (Pyrus communis x P. pyrifolia)
Cultivator Type Pear, 'Bartlett'
Height 12-18' or as pruned
Spacing 15-20'
Hardiness Zones 4-8, -30º to 20ºF
Exposure Full sun
Foliage Green
Fruit Yellow
Harvest Mid August

General Information +

Tip: Fruit features a smooth, firm texture and a juicy, spicy taste. Bartlett pears are among the most recognized and popular pear varieties in the United States. The trees require little space and care to produce a generous crop. Plant Bartlett pear trees about 15 feet from other trees or power lines.

Use: Exceptional fresh fruit. Great for preserves, tarts and other dishes. They are good for eating raw and their firm flesh makes them excellent for cooking and canning. Fruits, Landscape, Trees.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Moisture: Water regularly as needed.

Planting Instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil. 1. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. 2. Set the tree in place so the crown (part of the tree where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. 3. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly.