- Called "the standard for pears"
- Bears large yellow fruit with smooth and juicy white flesh
- Sweet with a pleasant touch of tartness, or ripen off tree to develop famous musky flavor
- Good for fresh eating, canning or preserves
- Ripens mid-August to mid-September
- Early to mid-season bloom time
- Pollinate with Oriental or a different European pear variety (excluding Kieffer)
- Grows to 12' to 20' tall with 12' to 20' spread
- Zones 5 to 7
- Can't ship to: AK, AZ, CA, HI, NY, WA
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Zones 5 - 7
The Bartlett Pear can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map.VIEW MAP
The Bartlett Pear falls into the following type(s): Fruit Trees
12' - 20' High
The Bartlett Pear grows to be 12' - 20' feet in height.
12' - 20' Spread
The Bartlett Pear has a spread of about 12' - 20' at full maturity.
This tree grows at a fast growth rate. [More about this.]
This pear does well in full sun.
The Bartlett pear grows best in slightly acidic, deep, heavy, moist, but well drained soil. Other soil types are tolerated, but may produce a lighter crop. Pear trees are especially sensitive to salt.
This pear has oval, rounded shape.
America's favorite pear. A vigorous, long lived tree bearing large, flavorful, yellow fruit. Good for eating fresh, canning or preserves. Blooms early to mid-season. Our standard Bartlett seedlings are budded onto whole root stock, while our dwarf seedlings are grafted to Quince or Quince A (Malling A).
In order to ensure pollination, these trees need a compatible cultivar ( Oriental or a different European pear variety excluding Kieffer) growing within 100 feet for standard size, 50 feet for semi-dwarf, and 20 feet for dwarf trees.
Chill hours (CU) requirement: 800. (Chill hours are the average hours of air temperature between 32 and 45 degrees F in a typical winter season). For best fruit production, calculate the chill unit (CU) for your growing zone to be sure it aligns with the CU requirement of this tree.
The fruit of pear trees are attractive to birds, squirrels.
The standard grows to 20', and dwarf grows to 12' - 15' in height.
Standard spread grows to 20', semi-dwarf grows to 12'-15', and dwarf grows to a 10' spread.
The Bartlett pear prefers moist, well drained soil. It does best when provided with adequate water, but will tolerate both drought and floods.
This pear's simple, glossy green leaves alternate on the twig. They grow up to 3" long, are thick with slight midrib curves folding the edges inwards. They have fine teeth on the margin.
Early to mid-season.
Large, golden yellow skin, blushed with brownish red. Classic shape with smooth, juicy, white flesh. Flavor described as sweet with a pleasant touch of tartness. Ripen off the tree for a few weeks to develop the famous musky flavor. Fruit keeps for three months if stored properly. Harvest from mid-August to mid-September.
A European pear with large yellow fruit and smooth, juicy white flesh. Fruit is sweet with a pleasant touch of tartness, though one can ripen off the tree for a few weeks to develop the famous musky flavor. Good for fresh eating, canning or preserves. Fruit keeps for three months if stored properly. Medium size, compact, upright tree is ideal for dense plantings. Blooms early to mid-season, ripens mid-August to mid-September. This long lived, vigorous tree bears early and is highly productive. Self-fruitful in the arid West, needs pollination elsewhere. Fruit trees need a minimum of 6-8 hours sunlight daily, and need water. They are not drought tolerant. (Pollinate with a different European pear variety such as Oriental (excluding Kieffer)). (Zones 5-7)
Dwarf trees should be staked to ensure tree's ability to bear weight of fruit and protect against leaning.
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The benefits of bare-root trees
Our trees are delivered with natural bare roots which have been dipped in hydrating gel prior to shipment to keep the roots moist and healthy. As their abundant, fibrous roots aren't confined by a container, bare-root trees get off to a more vigorous start compared to containerized roots which typically need more time to adjust to transplanting. Bare-root trees typically surpass the size of larger containerized trees in only a few years.