Bartlett (Pyrus communis) is the common grocery store pear and the most commonly planted pear tree in North America. Bartlett produces a medium to large, green-golden yellow, typically tear-drop shaped fruit.
Pears, including Bartlett, are normally picked while still green and just beginning to turn yellow.
They are then ripened indoors off the tree until their skin is a golden yellow with perhaps the slightest hint of brown.
Bartlett has smooth, juicy, white, sweet flesh with just a little tartness. Bartlett Pear ripens from middle August to middle September and will keep three months in cool storage.Bartlett Pear is self-fruitful and hardy to USDA Zone 5. Possibly the only short-coming of Bartlett Pear is that it is Fire-blight susceptible, a bacterial disease found in some areas of New Mexico.
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Photos & Narrative By:Stephen Sain
Staff Plant Physiologist