The Bartlett pear tree produces the standard for pears. The Bartlett pear tree was originally referred to as “Williams Christ” pear discovered in England as an accidental collection at the end of the 18th century. The original name is from first propagator, the tree specialist Williams; originally “Williams Bon Chrétien”. (Good Christian) In England it received the name “Stair Pear” and in States it was called the Bartlett of Boston. Bartlett pear trees bear large, golden yellow fruit blushed with brownish red; classic shape. Smooth, juicy, white flesh with a pleasant touch of tartness. Good for fresh eating, canning or preserves. Bartlett pears are best when ripened off the tree for a few weeks to develop that famous musky flavor. The Bartlett pear tree is medium-sized with compact growth habit making it ideal for dense plantings. Self-fruitful in California, but may need a pollinizer in cool and cold climates. Best in summer heat than summer fog. Please refer below for more information on the Bartlett pear trees for sale.
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Shape when Shipped: Feathered and whips (few side branching)
Size supplied when shipped:Our trees range in height from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2 to 3/4 inch;
*As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.
Basic idea for Pruning: Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...
Shipping Note: Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.
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