Fruit of this Harrow introduction is similar to Bartlett but slightly smaller; the flavor and flesh are almost identical but even fewer grit cells than Bartlett. It ripens 5 or 6 days earlier. Productive. If you have a good market for Bartlett, Harvest Queen could be very valuable. Earlier and MUCH more blight resistant. Michigan 572 x Bartlett. Cross-compatible with most varieties, but not with Bartlett.