Bartlett Peach Tree (Pyrus communis)
Category: Fruit & Nut Trees
This is a European pear, which is deciduous, large yellow fruit with ornamental features. It consists of juicy white flesh and they require a minimum of 6-8 hours of sunlight daily and need a lot of water for optimal growth. They are drought resistant species, which can be pollinated with different species of other European pears. The Bartlett pear fruit tree can be planted in the backyard alongside other trees and they can still do very well. This tree is an excellent choice regardless of the type of farmer you are.
Conditions For Growth
This is a fast growing fruit tree that has quite a long life span. It is an adaptive tree species, which can do well in urban and rural environments. It doesn’t necessarily requires cross pollination because you can still have quality pears even if you got one tree in your garden. This tree grows well in in a slightly acidic, heavy, deep, moist and well-drained soil. However, other soil types are tolerated but may produce a lighter crop. These trees are sensitive to salty soils.
The Bartlett is one of the favorite America’s fruit trees, which is flavorful, large producing yellow fruit. They bear fruits that are good for canning, eating fresh or as a preserve. They normally bloom early to mid-season. You can find both the hybrid pear trees and the dwarf ones.
These trees need a compatible cultivar in order to promote pollination. The Bartlett pear tree grows within 50 feet for semi-dwarf, 100 feet for standard size and 20 feet for dwarf trees. It requires 800 chill hours during a typical winter season. If you want optimal fruit production, you can calculate the chill unit for our specific growing zone so that it aligns well with the CU requirement of the Bartlett tree.
Bartlett peach tree grows up to 10-15 feet in height with an upright branching oval form that creates a good picturesque for your garden. They exhibit tiny white blossoms during the spring that envelopes the all tree with their scented beautiful elegance. Bartlett peach trees form low canopies with rounded bell-shaped, golden fruits that are easy to reach from the ground.