Carries True pyriform “pear shape,” a rounded bell on bottom half of fruit, then a definitive shoulder with a smaller neck or stem end. Similar in flavor to Bartlett except for red skin, which can add color appeal in dish presentation. Changes color as ripens from a dark red to a bright red. Red Bartletts are crunchier/tart like an apple when mature, and super sweet and juicy when fully ripened. Mature in July in the Delta. Recommended for canning, dried, in salads, fresh use, and with cheese. Pears can be substituted in any recipes calling for apples.