Bartlett pear

This sweet and juicy pear is not only beautiful, but delicious as well. The Bartlett has a large bell shape and a yellowish green skin. Although is was developed in England in the 17th century by a school master named John Stair and later refined by a horticulturist named Williams, the name is attributed to Enoch Bartlett who introduced the pear to America in 1812 when he brought them to his home in Dorchester Massachusetts.

Apparently the British, refusing to bow to American marketing still refer to it as the Williams Pear.

Season: late July through October

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