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.
America's favorite pear. A vigorous, long lived tree bearing large, flavorful, yellow fruit. Good for eating fresh, canning or preserves
A European pear with large yellow fruit and smooth, juicy white flesh. 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 (excluding Kieffer)). (zones 5-7)
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, brownish red blush, classic shape with smooth, white flesh. Harvest from mid-August to mid-September.