The most widely planted and well known of all pears, accounting for 75% of the U.S. commercial crop. Adaptable to many climates and soils.
Large greenish-yellow classic oblong obtuse-pyriform fruit; very good quality. Full reliable annual crops. Large vigorous easy-to-grow long-lived tree bears young. I used to think you couldn’t grow Bartlett in central Maine, but I’ve changed my mind. Now I recommend it as a good choice south of Bangor.
Susceptible to fireblight. Good pollinator for most pears, including Asian Pears. Z4.
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