A striking and delicious twist on the worlds favorite pear, Red Bartlett fruit boasts a number of improvements on the classic Bartlett pear. Scarlet red coloring of these pears is the most striking and apparent difference, but this beautiful shade of red is more than just added visual appeal! This bright red coloring is certainly beautiful and nice to look at, but it’s also immensely useful and practical in solving an issue that pear growers have faced for centuries! A timeless problem with growing pears is that due to their firm texture and ever-constant coloring, it can be quite difficult to know for certain when they are ripe. Green pears like Bartlett and D’Anjou attain their coloring when they are quite small and keep this same shade of green up until they are picked and eaten. Red Bartlett pears are altogether different because they don’t take on their signature scarlet flush until they are fully ripe and ready to eat! When these pears are fully red with color, you can be certain they are also delicious.
The flavor of Red Bartlett pears is also much sweeter when compared to the classic Bartlett, making them ideal for fresh eating. These pears are also preferable for dishes like salads which don’t require cooking due to their sweetness and bright red visual effect! Red Bartlett are also some of the softest and most aromatic pears grown today, in fact when ripe they are softer than an apple. This tree makes a perfect addition to a home orchard, or even planted alone since it’s self-pollinating! Red Bartlett is certainly one of the most delicious, beautiful, and underrated pears grown today!
What's great about the Red Bartlett Pear Tree?
- Red Bartlett fruit boasts a number of improvements on the classic Bartlett pear!
- Much sweeter when compared to the classic Bartlett, making them ideal for fresh eating.
- Take on their signature scarlet flush until they are fully ripe and ready to eat!
- Some of the softest and most aromatic pears grown today.
- Red Bartlett is self-pollinating!
|Cold Hardiness Zones
||4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
||-25° F, (-35° C)
|Pyrus comunis 'Red Bartlett'
|Mature Height (ft.)
||10' - 15'
||Mature Width (ft.)
||8' - 12'
||Late Summer through Fall
||Recommended Spacing (ft.)
||8' - 20'
|Best Seasons to Plant for Zones 7 - 11
||Fall through Spring
||Best Seasons to Plant for Zones 2 - 6
|Optimal Soil Condition
||Acidic - Neutral
||Deep Scarlet Red
||Very sweet and juicy