Pear Seeds - Bartlett

(Pyrus communis Bartlett) Zones 5 - 7. Heirloom Pear variety, 1700s. 

The Bartlett Pear, sometimes known as the William's Pear, is probably the most popular pear here in North America, but did you know you can grow it yourself? 

Bartlett Pears are large, firm and juicy. They are great fresh but their firmer texture makes them great for poaching and bottling. If you bottle pears for Winter storage, I highly recommend adding a vanilla bean, star anise and cinnamon to your syrup. YUM!

Bartlett Pears do well when grown in full Sun and loamy soil, although they can tolerate clay soils as well. This pear is also grown as a disease resistant root stock for grafting other pear varieties.

Will need a pollinator to produce fruit.

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Cold Hardiness: Zones 5- 7

Edible: Yes

SizeMedium Tree 

Growth RateMedium - Slow

Nitrogen Fixer: No

Native Plant: No

Germination: Naturally low 40 - 60%

Sun Requirements: Full Sun

Soil Preference: Prefers, moist well draining loam.

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GROWING INSTRUCTIONS

- Soak Seeds 24 hrs. Follow with 90 days cold, moist stratification. For more information on stratification, check out our article "How To Start Your Tree Seeds".

*If you are doing the cold period in your fridge, please check on your seeds. 90 days is an estimate & they may sprout sooner.*

- Plant stratified seeds in pots or a nursery bed using standard potting soil. Heat mats are NOT required & can hinder germination!

- Protect young tree seedlings from slugs, cutworms & rodents. Slugs especially can eat primary leaves as soon as they come up, so be vigilant! 

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Available direct from Incredible Seeds, a Canadian Heirloom and Heritage Seed Company, offering only the best natural, non-GMO, open pollinated and untreated seeds, located in Mi'kma'ki / Nova Scotia.

 

  • $5.99



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