At harvest, they are bright green and change color off the tree to yellow as ripen/soften. Carries a true pyriform “pear shape,” a rounded bell on the bottom half of the fruit, then a definitive shoulder with a smaller neck or stem end. Iconic “pear flavor.” Bartletts are crunchier/tart like an apple when green, mildly sweet at yellow-green stage, and super sweet and juicy when golden yellow. Mature in July/August in the Delta. Range in size from small (2 ¼” dia) to jumbo (3 1/2”+ dia). Our farm tends to produce more jumbo size pears. Recommended for canning, dried, in salads, fresh use, and with cheese. Pears can be substituted in any recipes calling for apples.