Pyrus communis 'D'Anjou'
1/2 -7/8 inch stem diameter at sale, bare root
~3-5 ft tall at sale
Sourced from NY
Cold hardy. Green fruit.
Recommended Spacing (ft) 12 - 16 Mature Width (ft) 12 Mature Height (ft) 10 - 15 Annual Growth Rate (in) 8 - 20 Pollination Needs Pollinator required Bloom Time Midseason Ripens/Harvest September Soil pH 6.0 - 6.5 Soil Type Sandy Loam Soil Moisture Well-drained Sun Preference Full Sun Taste Sweet Texture Smooth, Firm
Other Names: D’Anjou, Beurre d’Anjou, Nec Plus Meuris’
The Anjou was brought to the USA in 1842 by Pickney Wilder from Europe. It is thought to have been bred in Belgium by Jean-Baptiste Van Mons in 1819 (named Nec Plus Meuris’)
- Year 1: none
- Years 2-4: ½ cup per year per plant (loose recommedation, follow label)
- Years 5+: 1 cup per plant (loose recommedation, follow label)
- Fertilizer: 13-13-13 granular applied in Spring
Disease: Moderately resistant to fire blight
Pruning: Late Winter
Note: The Anjou has been grafted onto Quince rootstock, which results in a dwarf tree.
Selecting, Growing, and Ripening European Pears by Orin Martin, Manager of Chadwick Garden at the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems at UC Santa Cruz
Picking and Storing Apples and Pears, OSU Extension