Bartlett Pear Scionwood


Bartlett Pear Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Late Summer. Seedling found in Aldermaston, England. Introduced to the U.S. in the late 1700s. Also known as Williams’ Bon Chrétien.

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.

918 Bartlett
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L918A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $6.00
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L918B: scionwood by the foot (10' minimum), 1 ft for $5.50
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Additional Information


Scions are twigs, not trees. They have no roots and will not grow if you plant them.

The deadline for ordering scionwood is February 17, 2023, for shipment around March 13. (Please note: we ship scionwood only in mid-March. If you would like to order rootstock to arrive in the same shipment, select mid-March shipping when adding the rootstock to your cart.)

We sell scionwood in two ways:
By the stick: One 8" stick ($6 each) will graft 3 or 4 trees.
By the foot: For orchardists grafting large numbers of trees of a particular variety, we also offer scionwood by the foot ($5.50/foot, minimum order of 10 feet per variety). In our own nursery work, we are usually able to graft 6-8 trees from one foot of scionwood.

You can graft right away or store scionwood for later use. It will keep quite well for several weeks stored in sealed ziplock bags in the refrigerator.

For more info:
About Scionwood.