Imagine everyone’s favorite pear, the Bartlett, all dressed up in a beautiful, crimson-red skin. That’s Red Bartlett! Bartlett is the pear to which all others are compared, and, beginning with its introduction in 1797, it quickly became one of America’s favorites. Red Bartlett is an improvement on this old faithful – with a bright-red color and higher sugar content. Great for eating fresh or canning and, with its brilliant-red skin, Red Bartlett makes a dramatic dessert pear. Harvest in late August. Best pollinators: Moonglow or Starking Delicious.
Note: Not a suitable pollinator for Seckel pear trees.