Sensation Red Bartlett Pear Tree

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Rich Color & Flavor - Sensation Red Bartlett Pear Tree!

  • Start Yellow & Blush Deep Red
  • Thin & Smooth Skin
  • Juicy Very Sweet & Tender
  • Smooth White Flesh
  • Fresh Eating, Canning & Dessert Pear
  • Clouds of Fragrant White Flowers
  • Pollinators Galore!
  • Oval-Shaped Vigorous Tree
  • Great Shade & Specimen Tree
  • Glossy Green Foliage
  • Red & Gold Autumn Color
  • Early Autumn Harvest
  • Partially Self-Fruitful - Higher Yield with Pollinator
  • 600-800 Chill Hours

Featuring that classic pear shape, the smooth glowing yellow fruit takes on a fantastic deep-red blush to let you know when these sublime gems are ripe! The Sensation Red Bartlett Pear Tree (Pyrus communis 'Sensation Red Bartlett') has that smooth, firm and juicy richness that makes them a fantastic canning, fresh eating and dessert pear!

Erupting into spring with an explosion of frilly white, fragrant blossoms, you and all your pollinators will thoroughly be enjoying this ornamental flowering tree! You may even get the chance to see a hummingbird stop by for a visit! These blossoms are certainly a boon to your early emerging beneficial bees and pollinators with a vital nectar resource.

The glossy green foliage fills out to provide shade as well as beautiful contrast for the fruit as it ripens. Turning a glorious red and golden-yellow fall color, the foliage falls away in winter to reveal the beautiful, picturesque branching that really stands out in the snow!

In early autumn, you will enjoy a great crop of dark red-skinned Pears that are firm, juicy and very very sweet! Pick just before they are fully ripe and allow to ripen off the tree, or eat fresh off the branch, still warm from the sun’s rays!

Heavy and prolific, this hardy, partly self-fruitful tree will delight you with a decent harvest from a single tree. However, you’ll enjoy a much larger crop per tree when you plant this with one of its pollinator partners such as the Orient Pear or Bartlett Pear.

Why settle for a one-trick-pony flowering tree, when you can have a tree that provides beauty for 4 seasons out of the year, plus a large crop of delectable, healthy fruit as well? These well-named trees are truly a ‘sensation’!

Tolerant of a wide range of growing zones, red Sensation is highly adaptable and very productive trees! Easily prune to any size to suit any sized property, these are fantastic additions to a home orchard, home landscape or garden!

How to Use Sensation Red Bartlett Pear Tree In The Landscape

With billowing spring blossoms, fantastic foliage, fall color, red teardrop-shaped fruit and beautiful winter branching, you’ll enjoy this tree all year-round! These flowering ornamental fruit trees deserve the spotlight! Perfect as specimen and focal point trees, these are not a plant you’d stick in the back yard where no one can see them!

Create front and center landscaping, these gorgeous trees will take your breath away with their many virtues! Shade front garden beds and your front entry, or line these along your driveway for an impressive entry.

Prune to any size to keep them easily manageable and to suit your property, you can even create a hedgerow of these and other fruit trees for wonderful privacy, property definition and screening along busy roads or side yards!

Grace the side of your home or garage with a picturesque Pear tree and allow it to anchor your garden beds or accent your landscape. Fantastic backyard specimens too, these shade your patio and seating areas where you can bask beneath their shade, blooms and ripening fruit!

Lay a blanket out beneath the flowers and enjoy watching the bees go about their business on a warm spring day. Or, create a perfect destination spot for a reading nook or lawn chair beneath the shade and to watch your harvest ripen on a lazy summer afternoon!

You will certainly want to plant this tree outside your favorite window or patio door, that way you can easily watch as this tree changes its seasonal wardrobe throughout the year! Plus you’ll want to watch as your crop develops, just waiting for the day you can harvest!

Perfect dessert pears, these are firm, sweet, smooth and juicy! Use them to can and preserve your favorite syrups, jams and jelly. Try preserved spiced pears or wine poached pears for a delightful dessert, or bake them into galette and pastry.

These are of course delectable fresh from the tree or sliced onto a Gorgonzola salad or paired with an artisan goat cheese and nut charcuterie. Your morning smoothie and oatmeals will become your favorite time of day!

#ProPlantTips For Care

With a wide range of growing zones and tolerance, Sensation Red thrives in USDA hardiness zones 4 through to 9! Requiring only 600-800 chill hours, you’ll enjoy a tree that’s both cold hardy and heat tolerant!

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.

Site your tree in rich, organically enhanced, well-drained soil, adding compost and manure to further enrich the soil. A generous layer of mulch helps 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.

For best results, fertilize your tree regularly with Dr. Earth Fruit Tree Fertilizer or a good organic, slow-release fertilizer. Add Nature Hills Root Booster while planting for a life-long symbiotic relationship with the tiny feeder roots.

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. In summer control the size of your tree, but in winter prune out dead, diseased or damaged limbs.

Head over to read more on Pear Tree Care in our Garden Blog for more Fruit Tree Planting and Fruit Tree Pruning tips and tricks can be found!

For four seasons of beauty, blooms beneficial to pollinators, gorgeous landscaping ornamentals and delightful dessert fruit that’s healthy? You’ll get all this and more from the aptly named Sensation Red Bartlett Pear tree! Order yours today from before this crop is gone!

Sensation Red Bartlett Pear Tree Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take for Sensation 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 Sensation 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 Sensation 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 but will always have a larger harvest with a pollination partner. Sensation Red Bartlett (Pyrus communis 'Sensation') is not self-fruiting and needs a pollinating partner. Pair with one of these varieties:

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

When Should Sensation 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 first and last frost dates for your area with your local County Extension Office.

Harvest Times for Sensation Red Bartlett Pears

Sensation Red Bartlett pears are typically ready to harvest in August.

How Do I Find Sensation 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.

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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.

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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
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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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Sensation 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 communis 'Sensation'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 20 - 25 feet
Mature Spread 18 - 20 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow, Red
Harvest Time Early Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time 3 - 5 Years
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant Yes