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Red Anjou Pear

Red Anjou Pear

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Red Anjou Pear

Pyrus communis 'Red Anjou'

Red Anjou Pear is a favorite European winter eating pear with large, conical, short-necked fruit that is light green with slightly brown russeting. It has mild, fine textured white flesh with a delicate aroma. Trees are large, vigorous, hardy, very productive and early bearers that ripen in late September. Fruit will store for very long periods, and actually improve in quality after a couple months of proper storage.


10-15 Feet



8-12 Feet


Hardiness Zone


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3656 Red Anjou Pear on Semi-Standard (OHxF 97) root, Large 1/2"-5/8" caliper grade $27.99 Add to Cart

Pyrus communis 'Red Anjou'
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Anjou pear is a good pollinizer for almost any other pear, so planting it with another pear is suggested to improve production of both. Like most pears it is rather upright growing, spurry and vigorous. Fire blight is a concern with all pears, so don't over-fertilize or prune excessively. Most pears are very hardy and somewhat frost resistant, so don't require the best of sites.


A Little History about Red Anjou Pear

Originated in France prior to 1800, like so many of the regular pears we eat and grow. Pears in general are long-lived, hardy trees kept for their pretty bloom in the spring, as well as for their fruit. In Grandpa's day, the farmers used to line the roads with pear trees, and one can still find some ancient trees around.

Pyrus communis 'Red Anjou' Characteristics & Attributes

Bloom Character
Pollinizer needed
Fruit Characteristics
Large fruit
Growth Rate/Habit
Upright habit
Average vigor
Spreading habit
Spurry habit
Harvest Period
Early fall
Other Attributes
Very crisp
Very juicy
Long-term keeper
Site Requirements
Full Sun
Winter hardy
Skill Required
Average skill
Canning or freezing
High dessert quality
Cooking or baking
Juice or Cider