The most popular pear in this country by far is the Bartlett. When you picture a pear in your mind that is probably the pear you picture. So it’s no wonder that people would try to improve upon it. One of the those attempts created the Spartlett. It’s similar to a Bartlett in appearance and shape. Size wise, the Spartlett is about 1/3 larger than the Bartlett. Just as a Bartlett does, a Spartlett becomes more yellow as it ripens.
The harvest of the Spartlett begins in early September.
My Experience with this Pear (Rating Scale 1-10)
Pear Flavor: 4
Overall Feeling: I didn’t think this was a very good pear for eating. It isn’t very sweet and the texture and flavor is just average. I think this pear would be good in cooking or for poaching. It has a good amount of acidity and isn’t overly sweet. So if you plan to cook or poach some pears pick these ones, but for eating straight up there are many other good ones out there, like Harrow Sweet.