Barlett Pear Tree – Asian Pear Tree
The Bartlett pear tree is the world’s most popular. These large fruits have golden yellow waxy skin and sweet and delicious white flesh. Ripens August. Cold Hardy to Zone 5. Requires 800 Chill Hours below 45 degrees F.
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General Plant Information
Barlett Pear Tree Information and Care
The Barlett pear tree (Pyrus) is a woody evergreen tree. It produces tiny white blossoms in the Spring and pomaceous fruit in the Summer. Plant in the Full Sun or partial shade. Find a good location with soil that drains well. Use high-quality planting mix and fertilizer and provide good spacing. The Bartlett pear tree is easy to grow.
Pear Tree Size, Pruning, and Thinning – How To Trim and Much Space To Provide
Keep Barlett pear trees less than 10 feet wide with regular pruning in the Winter. Trees grow 10 or more feet tall but can also be kept short with annual pruning and summer thinning. Cut the tip of the tree to reduce the height and promote side branches to grow. Remove any dry twigs or growth below the main branches and graft. Prune off any branches crossing towards the center of the tree or far inside the tree where the little light will reach.
Watering Pear Trees – How Much and How Often
Pear trees thrive with deep, but infrequent irrigation water. Begin to water newly planted trees weekly once the tree leaves out in the early Spring. Increase the frequency as the weather warms up in the Spring to Summer. It’s normal to water 3 times per week during Summer heat waves in sandy loam soils. Reduce the frequency as temperatures reduce in the Fall. Discontinue watering in the Winter while the tree is dormant.
Fertilizing Pear Trees – How to Feed a Pear Tree
Fertilize your Barlett pear tree with organic fruit tree fertilizer. Use bone meal and humus based conditioners in the Winter. The low nitrogen, but higher phosphorus and potassium fertilizer with 1-2-2 or 1-4-4 NPK ratio will promote Spring blossoms and fruit development.
Apply higher nitrogen fertilizers such as steer manure and blood meal or feeds where the NPK ratio is 2-1-1 or 3-1-2 in early Spring for good growth through the Summer. Do not fertilize in the Fall, since we do not want to push growth during this time. Growth during the Fall would be weak and lanky. Use high quality trusted materials so the contents are known. If using compost, apply it sparsely during the early Spring while the weather is cool.
Pear Pests Management
Use organic horticultural oils such as Neem oil during the winter to reduce and prevent soft-bodied Spring insects.
Additional InformationHarvest Time : Summer
Sun Exposure : Full Sun
Plant Type: Deciduous
USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-10
Chill Hours: less than 500 hours below 45°F
Pollination: Self-Fruitful / Self Pollinating
Soil and Planting: Plant in soil that drains well. Dig a hole that is as deep as the tree’s roots and at least twice as wide.
Place the tree in the hole and backfill around the plant’s roots with a mixture of the native soil and high-quality planting mix that has washed sand and organic fertilizer.
Create a basin around the roots drip zone so that water collects. Water deeply until the roots and nearby soil is saturated and reaches field capacity.
Limited Guarantee and Returns
The two factors that determine if a deciduous fruit trees will grow well and produce fruit in a certain area are the Chill Hour Requirement and the Cold Hardiness. “Chill hours” are the amount of cold a deciduous fruit tree need to produce fruit. This is measured in the number of hours below 45 degrees Fahrenheit a plant must experience during its winter dormancy. Paradise Nursery only grows Low Chill fruit trees that meet the chill requirements of all areas of the United States.
The second factor is Cold Hardiness. Cold Hardiness refers to the minimum temperature a plant can tolerate. The USDA’s Cold Hardiness Zones indicate the average minimum winter temperatures of areas. Based on the shipping zipcode, our website will only allow you to add plants to your cart that grow within your USDA Hardiness Zone, and tolerate your climate.
Pollination & Propagation
(Grafting/Cutting) Most of Paradise Nursery’s edible plants are self-fruitful. Self-pollinating trees do not require an additional tree to produce fruit. For your convenience, we have indicated which trees require a pollinator, and their associated pollinators. Only the sweet cherries, avocados, and some plums require a pollinator. All of our other propagated edible plants do not require a pollinator. All of our edible plants are either grown from cuttings, budded, or grafted. This way, we can ensure that our plants are high quality and fruit immediately. Plants will generally begin fruiting within a year of planting.