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Pear Tree, ‘Bartlett’

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‘Bartlett’ pears were introduced in 1797 and have that quintessential pear flavor!  Their juicy, spicy taste is perfect for eating fresh and delicious added to salads or paired with cheese.  Pears are often canned but also hold their shape well when baked, making them a delicious addition to tarts and other baked treats.  ‘Bartlett’ pears have a bell shape, often considered the traditional pear shape, and have a smooth firm texture.  Their green skin will begin to yellow as they ripen in late August to early September.  This delicious pear is rather aromatic and an excellent source of potassium and calcium.

‘Bartlett’ begins producing fruit at a young age.  It is partially self-fruitful, although it will be more productive when planted with another pear tree.  It is considered a summer pear and is not as tolerant of cold as some varieties.

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 Late August

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.