1. Bartlett 巴梨

Origin and Distribution

Bartlett(2n=34), a chance seedling, discovered in Berkshire, England in 1770, is grown mainly in Shandong Peninsula, Liaodong Peninsula, and ancient riverbed of the Yellow River, etc.

Main Characters

Tree: moderately vigorous, productive, medium precocity. Leaf: 6.6cm×4.2cm in size, elliptical. Initial leaf: yellowish-green. Flower: white bud, small one tinged with light pink on edge, 5 to 8 flowers per cluster in average of 6.6; stamen number: 20 to 24, averaging 21.2; corolla diameter: 3.4cm. Fruit: matures in late August or early September in Xingcheng, Liaoning Province, 217g per fruit, 9.8cm long, 7.0cm wide, obtuse-pyriform, irregular, surface slightly uneven, greenish-yellow or yellow skin, few covered with red on the side exposed to the sun, relatively small core, 5 locules, flesh white, fine, melting after 7 to 10 days of storage, extremely juicy, sour-sweet, strongly aromatic; TSS 13.85%, TA 0.28%; excellent in quality; storage life short.