Red Bartlett Pear Tree

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Delicious, Reliable Red Bartlett Pear Tree

  • Mid-Season
  • Beautiful Springtime Flower Display
  • Features Bright Red Color
  • Sweet, Crisp Flesh
  • Enjoy Fresh From the Tree, No Need to Wait
  • Great Canning Variety
  • Fruit Stores for Three Months
  • Gorgeous Fruit Tree
  • Cross Pollinated With Another Pear Variety
  • Great for Beginners
  • Extremely Cold Hardy
  • Urban Tolerant

For an elevated eating experience, try red-skinned Red Bartlett Pear (Pyrus 'Red Bartlett'). Grow Pear trees in your own space to enjoy the luscious taste of homegrown fruit. The Red Bartlett, known also as 'Max Red', was first discovered as a bud sport on a Yellow Bartlett tree in 1938.

Unlike other European Pear varieties, Red Bartlett fully ripens on the tree. These beautiful, highly pigmented pears are amazingly plucked and enjoyed, still warm from the sun.

They are incomparable as a fresh-eating pear. The exceptional flesh is juicy, sweet, and redolent of the world-famous Bartlett. These deciduous trees have several ornamental features. You'll thrill each spring to the profuse floral display of white blooms.

Young, bell-shaped fruit develops with dark red stripes that brighten to clear red as they mature. They are beautiful to look at, and their fruity-floral aroma adds to the enjoyment. Eat them fresh, or can them for use later in the year.

Best of all, this vigorous tree is hardy and long-lived. Beginners should take a good look at this variety. These gorgeous pears taste best fresh from your backyard orchard. Order your Red Bartlett Pear trees today.

How to Use Red Bartlett Pear Tree in the Landscape

Red Bartlett Pear trees are versatile, growing well in agricultural, suburban and urban environments. Urban pollution doesn't seem to be a problem for this amazing fruit tree. It's easy to keep fruit trees pruned to any size. All you need to do is spend a few minutes in summer tip pruning back to the height you want. Smaller fruit trees are easier to net and harvest.

Try them in a high-density planting with other varieties to cross-pollinate. Include other European Pears, or try a super-juicy, crisp Asian Pear tree. Create a hard-working hedgerow along your fence by planting 7 feet apart on center. You'll measure from the trunk of one to the trunk of the next. Join the Edible Landscape trend and reap the rewards with easy-care fruiting trees like Red Bartlett. You can't go wrong with this classic.

Red Bartletts are the beauty queens of the pear world. You'll think of a million ways to use this healthy fruit. Try them in salads, slaws, sauces, crisps, chutneys and preserves. They make a wonderful presentation on dessert plates.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Plant Pear trees in full sun for best results. They need at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day. You will also want a spot that has good air circulation. Avoid low-lying, frost-trapping planting sites that might harm the spring blooms. They prefer well-drained soil types, and won't tolerate standing water. Plant in a raised bed or mounded planting site to improve drainage, if needed.

Give a moderate amount of water on a regular basis. Apply a thick layer of mulch over the root system and spread it out to 3 feet past the canopy. Pull mulch back several inches all around the trunk for air circulation.

Tip prune to control size in the summertime. Our experts say to "Choose a size, and keep it there." Remove crossing or broken branches any time of year. Sculpt scaffolding branches to 45-degree angles in late winter.

Boost the quality of your food with homegrown fruit. As you can imagine, foodies and homeowners across the country are searching for these popular trees.

Hurry, order Red Bartlett Pear trees from Nature Hills. Their sell-out risk is high!

Red Bartlett Pear Tree Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take for Red Bartlett Pear Trees to bear fruit?

Nature Hills Nursery sells fruit trees with mature root systems, and will often set fruit in their second or third years.

How Fast Do Red Bartlett Pear Trees Grow?

Pear trees are moderate growth rate plants and can add 12-18 inches and more per year in optimal conditions once they have established.

Where do Red Bartlett Pear Trees Grow Best?

Pear trees grow best in well-drained, fertile soil in at least 6 hours of full sun per day or more.

Do You Need 2 Pear Trees to Produce Fruit?

All Pyrus varieties have different requirements to set fruit. While a few varieties are self-fertile, you will always have a larger harvest with a pollination partner. Red Bartlett pollinating partners include:

  • Beurre Bosc
  • Blake's Pride
  • Brandy
  • Flemish Beauty
  • Harrow Crisp
  • Korean Giant
  • Moonglow
  • Potomac
  • Red Clapp's Favorite
  • Shenandoah
  • Shinsui
  • Yellow Huffcap

No room? Look into High-Density Planting techniques, or choose a semi-dwarf or dwarf fruit tree.

When Should Red Bartlett Pear Trees be Planted?

Bareroot Pear trees are best planted in the spring but container-grown Pear trees can be successfully transplanted all throughout the growing season as long as the ground isn't frozen and they are carefully watered as needed. Check for the first and last frost dates for your area with your local County Extension Office.

Harvest Times for Red Bartlett Pears

Red Bartlett pears are typically ready to harvest in late August or early September.

How Do I Find Red Bartlett Pear Trees for Sale Near Me?

Make your life easier and your yard happier by shopping for Pear trees at online fruit tree nursery. You'll find a massive selection of fruit trees for sale, including many lovely Pear tree varieties!

Choose the right tree for your area by first finding your growing zone by entering your zip code in the field above the Plant Highlights section on our product pages. Narrow down your options by plant hardiness zone, sun availability, and size requirements.

Place your order, knowing it's backed by the Nature Hills Nursery product guarantee and protected by Plant Sentry™, which helps ensure regulated plant materials arent sent to prohibited areas.

Expect to receive your plants at the appropriate planting time for your growing zone when temperatures are safest.

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Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
#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
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 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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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Red Bartlett Pear Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Pyrus 'Red Bartlett'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 12 - 18 feet
Mature Spread 12 - 15 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Deciduous
Foliage Color Green
Harvest Time Mid Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time 3-4 years
Pruning Time When Dormant