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Bartlett Fruiting Pear Tree
Bartlett Pear Tree
The Bartlett Pear Tree (Pyrus communis 'Williams') is not only admired for its juicy green-yellow fruit but for its lovely appearance. The tree grows into an oval shape and blooms in spring with beautiful, white flowers. Even the leaves are showy as a glossy green shade measuring about three inches long. The plant has become a favorite for home orchards.
Bartlett Pear Trees bears fruit along time
One of the fantastic aspects of the tree is its ability to keep bearing fruit for 100 years or more. Those who purchase the Bartlett plant often ask when the tree will begin producing the delicious fruit. The good news is pretty quickly because the tree starts bearing the first fruits three years after planting.
Another yummy characteristic of this fruiting pear is the second choice of tasting options. For example, for those who enjoy biting into a crisp green pear, the Bartlett offers that fresh crunch. For others who prefer a juicier and softer pear, the Bartlett turns yellow and more delicious as it ripens.
The Bartlett Pear Tree has developed into a large business in the United States. In California alone, 75 percent of the commercial pear trade comes from the Bartlett fruit. Still, gardeners enjoy growing the fruiting pear for their pleasure and for feasting on the incredible fruit season after season.
For eating, canning, or preserving, this versatile pear fruit is exquisite in any fashion.
The plant can be purchased in both a standard and dwarf size and thrives in U.S. hardiness zones of 5-7. It's considered a fast-growing tree with gains of about 24 inches yearly.
The standard fruiting pear can reach a height of about 20 feet at maturity with around a 20-foot spread.
The dwarf size Bartlett can grow up to about 12 to 15 feet high with a spread of about 10 feet.
The best soil for growing the tree would be one that is deep and heavy, along with a slightly acidic composition. Bartletts do well with moist, well-drained soil and need full sun for ideal conditions. Drought is not something this plant will tolerate well. The tree loves water.
The Bartlett Pear tree bears fruit in the months of late August and/or early September.
An exciting history comes with the juicy fruit that was first discovered growing wildly in England around 1770. The man who found it sold some cuttings to a nursery owner with the last name of Williams. He named the U.K. tree after himself, and it's still called the Williams pear.
Not so fast, however. The pear variety was launched in America in the 1790s on a Massachusetts property owned by an Enoch Bartlett. He allowed the pear to be named after himself. He was reportedly unaware that the fruit was named initially Williams.
Either way, you call it, the Bartlett Pear Tree remains one of the favorites for gardeners who plant it on their properties for its ornamental beauty and the pear's smooth, juicy taste.