Red Bartlett Pear
Taste: Bright red in color, or red striped over a greenish-mauve background, Red Bartlett’s are otherwise identical to their parent pear, the Green Bartlett. They’re creamy white inside, sweet and buttery, and are harvested at the same time of year.
- Pears are one of the highest-fiber fruits, offering six grams per medium-sized fruit
- It's a hypoallergenic fruit, which means those with food sensitivities can usually eat pears with no adverse effects
- The red skin of a red bartlett pear contains high concentration of the phytonutrient anthocyanin, which has anti-aging properties, promotes heart health and protects against cancer
When to Look for Red Bartlett Pears: Red Bartlett’s have the same growing season as Green Bartletts, and are a summer pear that ripens in August and September.
Best Uses For Red Bartlett Pears: Red Bartletts have an identical taste and texture to the original Bartlett, so use Reds for aesthetic cheer. They do well canned or baked, or simply sliced fresh with cheese or salad.
How to Store Red Bartlett Pears: This pear has a thin skin that nicks and bruises easily, and can turn mealy if kept too long in storage or allowed to become overripe. Eat Red Bartletts when the body of the pear feels firm, but it has a strong sweet aroma, a bright red color, and is slightly soft around the stem or the stem pulls away easily.