The famous Bartlett Pear Tree is a vigorous grower that produces smooth yellow pears known for their firm juicy flesh and sweet spiced taste. Bartlett Pear Trees are fast growing, can be grown in-ground within USDA Zones 5 to 8, and can start making fruit in four to six years once planted. Bartlett Pear Trees bloom white flowers in spring followed by small green fruit that increases in size, slowly turns yellow, and ripens around late August. Bartlett Pears are good for eating fresh or cooking, and their season makes them poplar for late summer salads and feasts.
Fast growing Bartlett Pears are sometimes called Williams Pears. They prefer full sun in a location where the soil is rich, but well-draining. In order to perform at their best Bartlett Pear Trees require 800 chill hours and a companion pollinator tree growing nearby. Under these conditions, within the recommended zone, and with proper water and nutrition, Bartlett Pear Trees can grow up to twenty feet tall and thirteen feet wide.