Bartlett pears carry a true pyriform “pear shape.” The bottom half of the fruit is a rounded bell, that leads into a definitive shoulder with a smaller neck or stem end. This variety is an extremely aromatic pear. Bartletts are the first available variety for those waiting for the new pear season to begin.
Often, Bartletts found in grocery stores are green, and then change to yellow as they ripen at home. They are ideal for canning, but are also delicious when eaten fresh. You can also enjoy their wonderful flavor and smooth texture in a range of dishes including salads and baked desserts.
Northwest-grown Bartletts are harvested in late August to early September and usually remain available through December to January.
More information on the Sage Fruit Pear Program.
Uses: Fresh, Canning, Salads, Baking, Beverages