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Anjou Pear: Pyrus communis “Anjou” (European Pear)

Anjou pears

Anjou pears

Anjou pears

Anjou pears

Pyrus communis “Anjou” is a high producer. In the fall, expect a heavy crop of pale green pears with just a touch of russeting. These pears are perfect for eating, canning, and baking. They keep well, too—you can store them for up to two months. This pear tree needs a pollination buddy; Bartlett, Seckel, and Moonglow have the same bloom period.

Characteristics:

  • Hardiness zones 4 to 8
  • Grows 8 to 10 feet tall and 6 to 7 feet wide as a dwarf variety
  • Grows 18 to 20 feet tall and 12 to 13 feet wide as a standard tree
  • Pears are ideal for eating, canning, baking
  • Common names: Pear “Anjou,” Anjou Pear, Pyrus “Anjou,” Pyrus “D’Anjou,” Pyrus “Beurre d’Anjou”

Do you grow Anjou pears? If so, please tell us your top tips for ensuring a delicious harvest.

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