Medium-sized fruit tree
Description: Large, yellow fruits produced in late summer; flesh smooth, firm, white and juicy with a spicy flavor
Habit: Grows 16-20’ high; grafted onto a semi-dwarfing rootstock (OHxF97); fast-growing and very productive; susceptible to fire blight
Culture: Prefers full sun and even moisture; space trees 20’ apart; self-fertile; excellent pollinator for other pear varieties; requires 800 chill hours (between 32-45°)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 through 8
Known as the Williams Pear in England, where it was discovered in 1765 by John Stair and sold by a nurseryman named Williams, this pear was given its American name by Enoch Bartlett of Massachusetts upon its commercial introduction in the U.S. in the early 19th century. The ever-popular, long-lived Bartlett Pear is delicious eaten fresh and is also great for canning.
This plant will ship bare root. Approximately 4-5' tall.
Bare root planting tips:
~ If you can't plant immediately, store your plant in a cool location and keep the roots moist or pot in a container with a nursery potting mix from your local garden center.
~ Before planting, let the roots soak for several hours as you prepare the site. You'll want to dig a large enough hole so the root mass can spread out and the plant is at the same soil level as when it was growing in the nursery.
~ Once planted, water it in well and wait a month before fertilizing. Mulching will help to maintain moisture and raise soil temperatures for faster growth.