Growing Zones: 5-7 outdoors(hardy down to -10℉) 5-7 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 12-20 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 12-20 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Harvest Time:
- Year to Bear:
- Fruits 1st Year!
- Botanical Name:
- Pyrus 'Bartlett'
- Does Not Ship To:
- AZ, AR, CA, ID, LA, WA
Grow A Lifetime of Maintenance-Free Fruit From One Tree
Grow the world's most popular pear in your own backyard!
I love pears... but can't stand to buy them from the supermarket.
Now you can grow your own pears and not have to worry about what you're eating. The biggest benefit is the taste that comes when your pears are naturally tree-ripened... rather than being picked early and refrigerated.
The Bartlett is so popular because of its sweet, juicy taste. Each year your tree provides bushels of pears that are great for canning, cooking and snacking.
You can pick this delicious fruit in late summer. When ripe, these pears are so sweet that they fill your yard with a delicious aroma.
A cold- hardy tree that is self-fertile and adaptable to a wide range of soil conditions. Plant several to ensure you get plenty of large pears.
These well branched Bartlett Pear trees will sell out, so we recommend that you order yours today.
Bartlett Pear Tree Pollination
Bartlett Pear Trees are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Bartlett Pear Tree will drastically increase the size of your crop.
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Customer Reviews & Photos
Pair of Pears
I bought a pair of pear trees even though I believe one was a self pollinator. Arrived in good shape no broken branches.
Barrlet Pear tree
Well it arrived looking pretty sorry. Dried leaves almost gray in color. Planted it and fertilized it a little. Hoping for the best next year. Looks like it's got a fungus or something. Time will tell. Lemon tree puts out about 15 lemons a year now. Cherry tree is awesome. Plum trees are all doing great as well as the apple tree. The peach trees all have a ton of new growth and looking great. What happened to the pear tree '? Lol...
So far our Barlett Pear seems to be growing nicely. We have it protected from the deer and it looks very happy.
Arrived in excellent condition. It was planted in the fall following instruction including the fertilizer packet. Looks very healthy.
I planted tree last fall following the instructions . Now May and the tree appears very healthy. Numerous new leaves.
Tiny little thing with a few droopy leaves...came too early for zone 4 despite my request to hold it back. See my review for the peach tree.
Planting & Care
The Bartlett pear tree (Pyrus ‘Bartlett’) is a medium size pear tree, reaching an overall size of 15-20 feet tall/wide, it can be kept pruned to a smaller size however for ease of picking. The sweet, juicy fruit of the Bartlett is one of the most popular among the pear trees. Growing in zones 5-7, it is cold tolerant down to -10 degrees, but needs 800 chill hours, so it will not produce well in warmer climates. Bartlett pears are self fertile, so you only need one to produce fruit, but you will get more fruit with the addition of another pear tree.
Location: Give your pear tree a location that features full sun and well-draining soil. Choose a bright, sheltered location, preferably with southern exposure.
Planting Instructions (in ground):
1) Dig a hole three times the size and just as deep as the root ball. You want to be careful that the tree does not settle too low in the soil.
2) After the hole is dug, carefully loosen and unwind any roots as necessary.
3) Plant the tree so that the roots are spread in the hole and the entire root ball is covered with soil.
4) Fill in the hole completely and gently remove air pockets that may have formed by tamping down with a spade.
5) Water the tree thoroughly after the tree has been planted.
Watering: Water your pear tree as necessary giving it at least 1 or 2 inches of water once a week. When the weather gets hot and dry during the peak of summer, increase the amount of water to maintain proper hydration and moisture. Do not water the pear tree after the first frost in the fall. You should resume watering once the last frost has past.
Pruning: When pruning, it’s important to trim the pear tree’s central leader to promote an upright position. If there are any competing branches present, remove them so that multiple leaders do not form. Maintain the tree’s natural shape by pruning large, lateral branches. Dead, dying or wilted branches should always be removed to help the Pear Tree focus its energy on growing healthy and producing an abundance of fruit.
*Tip* It’s always good to sterilize your cutting tool(s) with rubbing alcohol to ensure a clean cut that no pathogens can get into.
Pests: Pear trees are susceptible to insects such as maggots, moths, scale and aphids. To prevent infestation of these and other pests, treat with an insecticide in the early spring. Signs of infestation to be watchful for include yellowing or browning of foliage, rotted or eaten fruit and nibbled leaves. Spray the tree with the insecticide according to the directions on the label.
*Harvest pears at the end of the growing season (October-November). Watch the fruit regularly, as it will require two to three weeks to harden before harvest.
*Pick pears when they have reached full color and size and are firm to the touch. Check the tree daily and pick fruit every two to three days until your harvest is complete.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
|$149 & above||Free Shipping!|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3, 4, 5 or 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of April 29th|
|Zones 5||Week of April 14th|
|Zones 6||Week of April 7th|
|Zones 7-11||Ships Now!|