Pear, Bartlett

Pear, Bartlett

Pyrus communis 'Williams'

1/2-7/8 inch diameter at sale, bare root

Sourced from New York.


Yellow fruit. Smooth. Mild Taste.


    Other Names:  Williams’ Pear. Pyrus communis 'Williams'

    Native to:   Europe. Brought to USA in 1800s.

    Fruit Color: Yellow

    Fruit Size: Medium to Large

    Type: Dessert- Use for baking, fresh eating, sauces, juices

    Harvest in: 3-10 years

    Bloom Window: Early to mid season bloomer - Expect blooms in March. 

    Bloom Color: White

    Pollination: Can self-pollinate, but the tree will produce the best with at least 1 other tree.  Compatible with Anjou, Bosc and Comice

    Harvest Window: August

    Mature yield: Up to 15 bushels

    Size: Standard

    Mature height: 20’

    Mature width: 12’

    Growth Rate: 2’ per year

    Light Requirements: At least 6 hours per day

    Water Requirements: 1 gallon per week or 1 inch of rainfall per week


    • Year 1: none
    • Years 2-4: ½ cup per year per plant (loose recommendation, follow label of specific fertilizer)
    • Years 5+: 1 cup per plant (loose recommendation, follow label of specific fertilizer)
    • Recommended fertilizer: 13-13-13 granular applied in Spring
    • Soil pH: 6.0-6.5

    Disease: Susceptible to fire blight

    Pruning: Late Winter


  • Resources

    Selecting, Growing and Ripening European Pears by Orin Martin, Manager of Chadwick Garden at the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems at the UC Santa Cruz


    Bartlett Pear Pruning, WSU Tree Fruit


    Picking and Storing Apples and Pears, OSU Extension