Pear, Anjou

Pear, Anjou

Pyrus communis 'D'Anjou'

1/2 -7/8 inch stem diameter at sale, bare root

Sourced from NY


Light green. Grown since 1842. Dwarf.

  • Description

    Other Names: D’Anjou, Beurre d’Anjou, Nec Plus Meuris’

    Native to: 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’)

    Flower Color:  white, mid-season bloom

    Pollination: Bartlett, Bosc, Comice, Seckel

    Fruit Color: Light green with some russeting, white flesh

    Fruit Size: Large

    Type: fresh eating, storage, canning, baking

    Harvest in: 4-8 years

    Harvest Window: September

    Mature yield: 50-150#

    Mature height: 10-15 ft

    Mature width: 12’

    Growth Rate: 8-20 inches per year

    Light Requirements: At least 6 hours per day

    Water Requirements: 1 gallon or 1 inch of rainfall per week



    • 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
    • Soil pH: 6.0-6.5

    Disease: Moderately resistant to fire blight

    Pruning: Late Winter


    Note: The Anjou has been grafted onto Quince rootstock, which results in a dwarf tree.