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Common Pear, European Pear 'Bartlett'

Pyrus communis

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pyrus (PY-russ) (Info)
Species: communis (KOM-yoo-nis) (Info)
Cultivar: Bartlett


Edible Fruits and Nuts


Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun


Grown for foliage


Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us


20-30 ft. (6-9 m)


15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)


USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Dothan, Alabama

Saint Johns, Arizona

Oskaloosa, Iowa

Andover, Kansas

Florence, Mississippi

Hummelstown, Pennsylvania

American Fork, Utah

Olympia, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 11, 2013, drobarr from Hummelstown, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

I purchased my dwarf bartlett pear from Walmart in 2008. It has grown vigorously and provided a good crop year after year. Mine has a pyrimidal shape and is now 10' tall. Produces several large pears that are yellowish with red tinges. Fruit must be picked in late August and ripened off the tree. I get 35-50 fruit per year.

Scab is a problem in some wet years(spray with Pristine and or Captan) to prevent diesase. Supposedly susceptible to fireblight but havent seen any. Have had very little problems with coddling moths or any other insect pests and have used very limited applications of organic Neem oil or Bt. I do use an organic dormant oil to help reduce mites and scale insects. In 2012 I had some bagworms take hold in the tree but sprayed a combination of bifinthrin a... read more


On Jan 17, 2006, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Early mid-season, high quality, tolerates hot summers. 800 hours. Self-fruitful in most climates of Western U.S. Elsewhere, pollinated by Bosc, D'Anjou, Winter Nelis.