D'Anjou Pear Tree
Easy to Reach Tree Produces Bushels of Pears
A ripe, firm, juicy pear is one of the finest delights of summer. Imagine how fresh and delicious that fruit would be right off the tree! Plant a D'Anjou Pear in your home orchard and you'll know just how sweet life can be.
The Buerre D'Anjou Pear tree, D'Anjou or simply Anjou for short, received its name from the French word for butter. The fruit is indeed buttery in both taste and texture. This variety is ideal for eating raw right off the tree or for juicing. It's also delicious on a salad or a cheese tray. It stands up to cooking in both savory recipes and delectable desserts.
The tree itself is a bit more petite than some fruiting varieties so it's easy to harvest a crop of D'Anjou pears. The mature height is around 10 to 15 feet so it fits well into a variety of garden plots, both large and small. It will need a partner tree like a Barlett or Bosc in order to pollinate and produce fruit. However, a single D'Anjou Pear makes a beautiful ornamental tree in its own right with its fragrant spring flowers.
Like most fruiting trees, the D'Anjou needs full sun to flower and produce sweet fruits. This variety can tolerate partial shade but the more sun, the better. It's an easy-care tree, drought tolerant and disease resistant.