It is critical to choose a location with well-drained soil that receives 6 hours minimum of direct, full sun when planting your Barlett Pear tree. The tree should be planted at the same depth it was in the container, with at least 15-20 feet of space in circumference to grow. Bartlett pear grows best in slightly acidic, deep, heavy, moist, and well-drained soil. It will tolerate other types of soil but fruit yield may be less. Bartlett is especially sensitive to salt.
Regular watering and fertilization are essential for the care of your Barlett Pear tree. Water the tree on a regular basis, especially during dry periods, to keep the soil consistently moist. Fertilize with Gardner & Bloome 8-4-2 Organic Citrus & Fruit Tree and follow instructions on the package. Regularly prune the tree to remove dead or diseased wood and shape it as desired.
Bartlett pears do not fully ripen on the tree. Harvest mature pears in August while the skin is still green. Bartlett pears can be stored for 3-4 months in refrigeration. Allow fruit to ripen at room temperature for a few days, until the skin starts becoming yellow.
Within 3-5 years of planting, your Barlett Pear tree should bear fruit. The pear tree bears large-sized green skinned fruit that is ready to pick in August. The fragrant fruit ripens to a golden yellow at room temperature and has a sweet, juicy flavor. This tree, in addition to producing delicious fruit, can also be used as an attractive landscape feature due to its glossy green leaves and delicate white flowers.