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Edible Fruit Spotlight: Bartlett Pears

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

The Pear Smacks of Nutrients + Flavor

With December being the National Pear month, it’s only appropriate to send a holiday gift basket with pears.

Are pears really diet compatible?
Because pears contain almost one forth of the daily recommended value of fiber, the nutrient dense fruit complements weight loss programs.

A medium sized pear contains only 100 calories.

What other nutrients does the pear have? Pears are nutritious source of vitamin C. This fruit also contains approximately 10 percent of the daily recommended value of vitamin C. Pears also contain phytochemicals, which have been found to thwart cell oxidation or aging.

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Which fruit bouquet company represents the best source to buy holiday fruit baskets with pears?
Among gift basket stores that package pears in their holiday fruit baskets,