Seed Germination Tips: Place seeds in a plastic bag with a handful of sphagnum moss that has been pre-moistened with water. Squeeze the air out of the bag and close it up. A paper towel can also be used in place of the moss. Place the seeds in the middle and fold in half several times.
Place the bag in the refrigerator in a drawer where it can sit in temperatures around 35 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit. This is the stratification time for the pear seeds. You can't skip this time as the seed needs it to break its dormancy period. It should stay in here for about two months.
Take the seeds out of the refrigerator and plant them in potting soil in a plant pot. You can place two seeds in each pot. Later you can thin out extra sprouts. They need to be buried about an inch deep in the soil and watered. Place the pot in a warm and sunny spot.
Grow the seeds inside for several weeks or until the temperature outside has warmed up to about 50 degrees Fahrenheit or more per day. It can be planted the same way as a pear sapling you buy from a nursery.
Bartlett pear trees (Pyrus communis "Bartlett") are fast-growing, fruit-producing trees that reach heights of 20 feet with an equal spread. Bartlett pears grow in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 5 through 8. Like other fruit trees, they need full sun and good soil drainage with plenty of water the first few years. They bloom early in the season and the fruit is ready to harvest in late summer or early fall. To produce fruit Bartlett pears need to be planted near another European pear tree, such as "Bosc," for pollination.