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Bartlett

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BARTLETT PEAR
packed Bartlett pears

Season: August, September

Description: This pear is so good, eveybody claims to have created it.
In the United States, a Massachussetts nurseryman, Enoch Bartlett, popularized it in the 19th Century and named it after himself. In most of the world, it is known as Williams, after a 17th Century English horticulturist who propagated it from cuttings given to him by schoolmaster John Stair. Across the channel, French pomologists claim it really is the Medieval variety Bon-Chretien, given to King Louis XI on his death bed by a Calabrian saint, that passed to Perfidious Albion and changed names.

However you call it, it is the first European pear of the season, and one of the very best. Yellow skin sometimes tinged with pink. Wonderfully aromatic, tender, fine-grained flesh is sweet, juicy, deliciously complex.
Their only defect: they sell out too quickly.

Shipped Size: 16 to 18 pears, about 6 pounds, packed and shipped to you via UPS.
$47.50, shipping included, to all 50 United States.

Market Size: 20 to 36 per metric layer

Suggested uses: Fresh eating, salads, cheese platters, baking, sorbets, preserves, sauces.

Shelf life: Can be delivered chilled and firm, in which case it will keep at 32 degrees for 3 weeks. To soften, bring to room temperature for up to 5 days. Can also be delivered ready to eat.

 

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