Bartlett Pears still on a tree
Bartlett Pears ripened at room temperature
I thought that the pear tree, Pyrus communis, in my bakyard was Anjou but this year it I concluded that it is Bartlett. One of the most distingishing characteristics of Bartlett pear is that they change color from green to golden with a hint of red as they ripen. They have a smooth and juicy texture. I also found out that the flesh disintegrates easily when being cooked making it a good candidate for making pear-sauce and pear-butter.
One problem I need to deal with next year is pear codling moth, Cydia pomonella.