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Bartlett European Pear

Original price $53.99 - Original price $53.99
Original price
$53.99 - $53.99
Current price $53.99
SKU B038

Pyrus communis 'Bartlett'

The most popular pear in the U.S. and Canada, and also in Europe where its called Williams Pear. Usually self-fruitful and reliably productive, Bartlett is the quintessential "summer pear", much anticipated for fresh eating.  It's also the primary pear used to make the French pear brandy "Poire Willams".

Fruit ripens in late August to early September, and can be stored if picked just as their stems snap when the fruits are pulled to a horizontal position. The large pears turn yellow with a pink blush as they ripen. Needs 500-600 chill hours to reliably set fruit.

USDA Zone: 5-9

Grow Height:  15' (Semi Dwarf)

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: September

Pollination: Partially Self Fertile

Semi-Dwarf Rootstock: OHxF87

Read our Pear Growing Guide

Size: Semi-Dwarf (4'-5')


Ask a Question
  • Do they need a pollinator and if so, what would be a good one?

    Bartlett is an early blooming European pear, so it will cross pollinate with any other early or mid season blooming pear. Check the European Pear growing guide for a pollination and blooming chart.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
David T.
Pear trees

I received two trees from Raintree. They were dormant and in good condition when I received them. I planted them the next day following Raintree’s instructions. Within several days both trees are showing green buds.
I am very satisfied with my order from Raintree and would recommend them to anyone looking for fruit trees.

Tony T.
Bartlett European Pear

My tree showed up looking good and has been in the ground a few weeks. Its starting to leaf out and looks really good. Thanks

Poor delivery

Arrived several days late, due to shipping. The tree roots were totally dried out. The return policy is poor considering the cost of the plant.
2-3 months later and LOTS of Love....The tree is alive and struggling. I was only given until Aug-Sept for replacement. This seems rather poor policy compared to other companies that usually give a year(even Lowes does this).
This also applies to the elderberry plants purchased.
Will not be a returning customer.

Hello, thank you for taking the time to share your experience. I am sorry to hear your plant was delayed in shipping. We are happy to offer a policy that covers all trees are delayed in transit and arrived dead or severely damaged. If you let us know right away, we will work to get a replacement tree sent out or provide you with a refund. If the plant does fail to leaf out by August 1st, we will provide you with store credit toward a replacement tree for the following growing season. I hope that helps! Please feel free to reach out to us at if you need any assistance. We'd love an opportunity to make it right! Keep Growing, Rye (Customer Service Manager)