Season: Mid-July – December
Growing Region: Sacramento River Delta, California, Lake and Mendocino Counties, Northern California, Rogue River Valley Oregon and The Hood River Valley, Oregon
Flavor Profile: The Bartlett has the quintessential pear flavor. It is considered the sweetest and juiciest of all the pears. It is the most popular variety in America
Ripening: Sometimes the Bartletts in grocery stores are green. Green Bartletts will change to yellow as they ripen at home when left at room temperature. Do not refrigerate until your Bartletts are at the ripeness you desire
The Bartlett is perfect to eat out of hand. It’s also good for fruit salads or slicing into lettuce salads with crumbled blue cheese. The Bartlett is an excellent pear for canning and cooking.