Pear - Red Bartlett scion / bud wood

Pear - Red Bartlett scion / bud wood
Details   Pyrus communis 'Red Bartlett' produces pears with bright-red skin when fully ripe. The fruit is very aromatic and has a melting flesh with good flavour. It ripens in mid to late summer and is an all-purpose pear that can be used for eating fresh, preserving, baking, and poaching.

Pollinators in the North Island are 'Packham's Triumph' and 'Winter Nelis', while in the South Island, the pollinators are 'Doyenne du Comice' and 'Conference'.
Price   $3.90  each
Price for 2 or more   $3.50  each if you buy 2 or more
Tags     pear  scion 
Harvest     February  
Out of stock

The Red Bartlett pear is a variety of pear that is a mutation of the classic Bartlett pear (also known as Williams pear). As the name suggests, the defining characteristic of this pear variety is its attractive red colour.

Appearance: The Red Bartlett pear is medium to large in size, similar in shape to the classic Bartlett pear. It has a rounded, bell-like shape with a slightly elongated neck. The skin is smooth, thin, and glossy, with a vibrant red blush covering most of the fruit’s surface. Some areas might still retain the traditional green or yellow Bartlett colouring, especially near the stem.

Texture: The Red Bartlett pear has a tender and juicy flesh, similar to the classic Bartlett pear. The texture is smooth, fine-grained, and succulent, making it a delightful fruit to eat.

Taste: Red Bartlett pears are known for their sweet and aromatic flavour. They are often described as having a rich, sweet taste with subtle floral notes. When ripe, the sweetness is balanced with a slight tartness, providing a pleasant eating experience.

Ripening: Like the classic Bartlett pears, the Red Bartlett pears ripen after being picked. They are typically harvested when they are still firm and green, and then left to ripen at room temperature. As they ripen, the green colour transforms into the vibrant red blush with yellow undertones.

Usage: Red Bartlett pears are versatile and can be enjoyed in various ways. They are commonly eaten fresh as a healthy and delicious snack. The sweet and juicy nature of the fruit also makes it ideal for use in salads, desserts, and even for canning and preserving.

Harvest Season: Red Bartlett pears are usually available in late summer to early fall, depending on the region and climate.

Overall, the Red Bartlett pear is an aesthetically appealing and flavourful fruit that adds a touch of vibrant colour to fruit bowls, recipes, and dishes. Its unique appearance and delightful taste make it a favourite among pear enthusiasts.

Pear - Red Bartlett

Pear - Red Bartlett

Details   Red skin early fruiting, melting flesh. Double grafted with Louis bon Jersey
Common name   Pear
Botanical name   Pyrus
Family   Rosaceae
Fruit / berries  
Date   September 01, 2012
Shade / Sun   Full sun
Soil type   Most
Flowers   white