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Bartlett Pear

Bartlett Pear

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Bartlett Pear

Pyrus communis 'Bartlett'

Grandpa's Choice™ Barlett Pear is the "gold" standard of pears. A favorite dessert and canning pear, it's large fruit has a smooth, attractive appearance that is highlighted by its golden color and classic shape. It is smooth, juicy and white fleshed, with just a bit of tartness. These long-lived trees are medium sized, compact, upright and highly productive early bearers of fruit that ripen in mid-August to mid-September.


10-15 Feet



8-12 Feet


Hardiness Zone


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321 Bartlett Pear on Standard (Pear) root, Extra Large 5/8" up caliper grade $25.99 Add to Cart

Pyrus communis 'Bartlett'
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Bartlett is one of the easiest pears to grow. It takes very little care in the backyard orchard. It seems like the less you do to it, the better the tree will survive. Bartlett is susceptible to fire blight so fertilize sparingly and prune only a little bit, if at all. There are a lot of abandoned Bartlett pear trees that outlived Grandpa! Bartlett partially self-fruitful and is an excellent pollinator for any other variety.

A Little History about Bartlett Pear

One of America's leading commercial varieties that takes up 75% of all U.S. and Canadian production. Introduced from England in 1797. Grandpa may have grow some of the Bartlett pears that went into your baby food!

Pyrus communis 'Bartlett' Characteristics & Attributes

Bloom Character
Early blooming
Somewhat self-fertile
Fruit Characteristics
Large fruit
Growth Rate/Habit
Upright habit
Average vigor
Very productive
Spurry habit
Harvest Period
Late summer
Other Attributes
Very juicy
Grandpa's Choice™
Keeps well
Very crisp
Site Requirements
Frost Resistant
Very hardy
Full Sun
Skill Required
Easy to grow
Canning or freezing
High dessert quality
Cooking or baking