Bartlett Pear Scionwood


Bartlett Pear Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Late Summer. Seedling found in Aldermaston, England. Introduced to the U.S. in the late 1700s. Also known as Williams’ Bon Chrétien.

The most widely planted and well known of all pears, accounting for 75% of the U.S. commercial crop. Adaptable to many climates and soils.

Large greenish-yellow classic oblong obtuse-pyriform fruit; very good quality. Full reliable annual crops. Large vigorous easy-to-grow long-lived tree bears young. I used to think you couldn’t grow Bartlett in central Maine, but I’ve changed my mind. Now I recommend it as a good choice south of Bangor.

Susceptible to fireblight. Good pollinator for Asian Pears. Will not pollinate Seckel. Z4.

921 Bartlett
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L921A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $5.00
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L921B: scionwood by the foot (10' minimum), 1 for $4.50
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Additional Information


The deadline for ordering scionwood is February 21, 2020, for shipment around March 16.

We sell scions (scionwood) in two ways.
Each single 8" stick will graft 3 or 4 trees, and comes with a small paper ID label.
Scionwood by the foot (minimum order of 10 feet) will usually graft about 6 or 8 trees from one foot of scionwood.
You can graft right away or store it for later use. Stored properly, it will keep quite well for several weeks.

Scions are twigs, not trees. They have no roots and will not grow if you plant them.

For more info:
About Scionwood.