Edible Fruit Spotlight: Bartlett Pears

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Bartlett pears surfaced on the fruit scene in 1765 when it was originally discovered in London.

edible fruit Bartlett Pear

Edible fruit, Bartlett pears garner a compelling history and rich, nutritional qualities, celebrating National Pear Month in December.


Aliases + AKAs
Originally cultivated in England, where the pears were first known as the Stair pear, it was not long before the pear was renamed Williams pear. And unbeknownst to Mr. Enoch Bartlett, who acquired property in Sudbury Massachusetts, where the  pear trees were growing, the new property owner named the pears after his sir name, Bartlett.

Bartlett pears range in height from 2.5 to 3.5 inches tall.

Body style
True pyriform pear shape characterizes the yellow bartlett and the red bartlett. (Both varietals have short necks).

Best feature
Nutritionally rich, a Bartlett pear touts 6 grams of fiber per medium sized pears. This makes the pear the ultimate weight loss food. (Foods with high fiber density provide a feeling of fullness).

Best photo or interior quality
When posed with a banana, apple, orange, other fruits or even a red bartlett, the edible fruit strikes a stunning photo.

Is ready for consumption…
…when the neck is soft yet firm to the touch.

When the Williams pear arrived in America, trees grew in Sudbury Massachusetts. Today, the Bartlett pear is also a native of the Pacific Northwest (California and Oregon and Seattle). Specifically Wenatchee near the Columbia River in Washington, Mid Columbia near Hood River in Oregon.

Bartlett pears are personally responsible for…
In the U.S., California ranks as the leading producer of the Bartlett pears. Accounting for 40 percent of America’s Bartlett pear production in, 56 pear growers generate more than 1000 jobs in the state of California.

Most notable look-a-like…
Fruit bouquet company: Harry and David cultivates an orchard of pear trees. The fruit basket named its organic pears Riviera Royal resemble the Bartlett pears

Red Bartlett, pistachio, yogurt and other nuts.

Most renowned appearances…
The Bartlett pear is renowned for accompanying cheese and charcuterie plates. Releasing a sweet aroma Bartlett pears leading roles include syrups, dried pears, preserves, canning and chutneys.

What do you about the edible fruit, the Bartlett pear.

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