Bartlett Pear Tree
Beautiful, golden yellow, the Bartlett Pear Tree is what we think of when we think Pear. Sweet, juicy, and delicious, there’s nothing better in late summer. Eat Bartlett Pears fresh, can them, dry them, or bake with them. Bartlett is easy to grow, very productive, and ripens in late August.
Latin Name: Pyrus communis
Site and Soil: European Pears like full to 1/2 day sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: A dwarfing rootstock for European Pears, OHxF 513 produces trees 10-12 ft. in height.
Pollination Requirements: European Pears need another variety nearby for cross-pollination. Our Asian Pear varieties can also be used as pollinators.
Hardiness: European Pears are hardy to minus 25°F. or below.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in height.
Taste: Sweet, juicy
Fruit Skin: Golden-yellow
Bloom Time: April
Ripening Time: Late August
Yield: 50+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Our European Pear varieties are generally quite disease resistant and easy to grow. Except for occasional problems with Codling Moth, we have not seen significant insect damage on our varieties.
USDA Zone: 4-8