Also known as Williams' pear in Europe, the Bartlett is one of the most popular pears in the world. Its origins could go as far back as the late 1400s, making this amazing tree a classic favorite. Its exceptional fruit and overall heartiness makes it a favorite for experienced gardeners and amateurs alike.
Nothing quite compares to the Bartlett Pear. Produced from a deciduous tree with ornamental features, the Bartlett Pear (Pyrus communis 'Bartlett') is delicious, juicy, and oh-so-sweet.
Clusters of tiny white blossoms emerge from the Bartlett Pear tree during early spring! Fragrant and buzzing with bees and aflutter with butterflies, you may even see a hummingbird or two!
Bartlett Pears grow to have a rounded bell shape and green skin that turns golden yellow as it ripens. The white flesh holds juicy sweetness and is a crisp favorite to use for cooking and baking. Of course, it is perfect for fresh eating too!
How exciting to pluck one of the delicious pears from your very own tree! You’ll know exactly what went into (and onto) the fruit you’re providing for your family! Plus, there’s nothing quite like a fresh pear, sun-ripened and straight off the branch! That grocery store fruit just can’t hold a candle to it!
Because this European Pear variety is self-fruitful, you can grow just one and still wind up with a harvest of high-quality pears. But you'll get a larger harvest if you plant with another of Bartlett’s cross pollinators nearby.
The Bartlett pear is a beautiful tree with exceptional fruit. The fruit keeps well in storage and is prized for use in preserves, tarts and other dishes. Of course, it also tastes great right off the tree!
Smaller size means about any yard, orchard or courtyard has room for a Bartlett Pear! Use as a specimen plant in your front landscaping for a dual-purpose flowering tree. No room for Bartlett and one of its pollinators? Try this high-density planting trick in our Garden Blog!
Add to an existing landscape or orchard easily because Bartlett is pruned smaller as needed. Keep it short for easy harvest and to fit into any established garden.
Create a hedgerow of fruit trees for privacy, screening and property definition by planting this and other smaller trees in a row!
When left to grow to full height, Bartlett creates fantastic shade for your patio, seating areas and garden beds!
Bartlett Pear trees are vigorously growing and precocious, meaning you won't have to wait long for your first harvest. The tree also is generally long-lived.
Fruit trees require full sun for the most vigorous growth and best harvest. Provide at least 6 hours of sunlight per day, favoring the drying power of the morning sun. Hardy in USDA growing zones 4 through 9, these are cold and heat-hardy trees!
Be sure to plant trees in rich, fertile well-drained soil, be sure to add a generous layer of mulch to help retain soil moisture as well as insulate the root system from heat and chill.
Provide ample water for your young tree while it becomes established, not allowing it to dry out between waterings. Then reduce your watering to moderate, yet consistent moisture during the heat of summer and when fruiting. While drought-tolerant, it’s best to protect your investment by providing supplemental watering in times of need.
Situate in an area that is protected from frost pockets and with good air circulation. Prune to keep an open canopy so that both sunlight and airflow reach the interior. Head over to our Garden Blog for more Fruit Tree Planting, Fruit Tree Pruning and Fruit Tree Care tips and tricks can be found!
Bartlett is versatile, faring well in agricultural, suburban and urban environments. Urban pollution doesn't seem to be a problem for this amazing fruit tree.
This is an outstanding choice for a lovely tree that also provides an ample harvest! Order these healthy Bartlett Pear Trees with extensive root systems, and get a head start on your next crop by placing your order with NatureHills.com today!
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|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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The Bartlett Pear is worldwide and one of the most popular pears grown. But did you know that you can only purchase the Bartlett Pear in the United States and Canada?
It seems that the origin of the Bartlett, by some accounts, could date back as far as the late 1400's. In the pedigree of names associated with the Bartlett, "Bon Chretien" (Good Christian) is named first. It is associated with a Holy-man, Francis of Paola, who gave seeds of a pear variety to King Louis XI.
Some undefined lineage traces this offering next to an English schoolmaster, Mr. Wheeler in Aldermaston, England, in the late 1760's. A Mr. Stairs acquired the Wheeler property and was excited to find seedling pears growing in the garden. This is likely the reason why there is reference to the variety being known as the Aldermaster pear, or the Stair Pear.
Stairs sent off cuttings to Richard Williams, a Nurseryman in Turnham Green, England in the early 1800's. Williams then introduced the pear as The Williams Pear, in 1814.
A James Carter then imported the Williams Pear to Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1799. The trees were planted on the estate of Thomas Brewer, which was later purchased by Enoch Bartlett.
Bartlett had no idea of where this variety came from and introduces the variety as the Bartlett Pear. It quickly gained widespread attention and became a standard for pears in the United States.
It is reported that in 1828, the Williams Pear tree variety arrived from Europe. It was soon thereafter they realized that Bartlett and Williams are the same variety.
This was too late for the already established Bartlett to have a name change. This story may have been repeated many times throughout the world as there are reports of the Williams Pear under many different names around the world.
|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Pyrus communis 'Bartlett'|
|Mature Height||12 - 18 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Harvest Time||Late Season|
|Fruiting Time||3 - 5 years|
|When To Prune||Late Winter|