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Anjou Pear on Calleryana (Spring 2023)


A high-quality, popular winter pear. Also known as Buerre d'Anjou, Nec Plus Meuris, Winter Meuris.

This tree is large, vigorous, spreading, and hardy. Although Anjou is partially self-fertile, productivity will be improved by a pollenizer. More tolerant of fireblight and cold temperatures than Bartlett, Anjou is a precocious cropper and it performs well on quince stock. It shows some resistance to scab but it is susceptible to pseudomonas.

The fruit is uniformly large, with a green skin that will ripen to yellow in storage. The flesh is fine, buttery, and juicy, with some grit cells at the center, and the flavor is aromatic, spicy, and sweet, but balanced with a lemony acidity. In Pears of New York, Hedrick writes: "As an early winter pear, it has no superior and few equals in appearance and quality of fruit." Anjou is also a highly recommended baking pear.

The origin of Anjou is slightly obscure. While some writers state that the pear is French, others say that the name Buerre d'Anjou was mistakenly applied when the tree was first introduced in America and England. By the latter account, the pear is actually the Nec Plus Meuris, whose original home was Belgium. It is, by any name, one of the most widely grown commercial pears in America, favored largely for its outstanding storage powers.

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This tree is large, vigorous, spreading, and hardy. Although Anjou is partially self-fertile, productivity will be improved by a pollenizer. More tolerant of fireblight and cold temperatures than Bartlett, Anjou is a precocious cropper and it performs well on quince stock. It shows some resistance to scab but it is susceptible to pseudomonas.

The fruit is uniformly large, with a green skin that will ripen to yellow in storage. The flesh is fine, buttery, and juicy, with some grit cells at the center, and the flavor is aromatic, spicy, and sweet, but balanced with a lemony acidity. In Pears of New York, Hedrick writes: "As an early winter pear, it has no superior and few equals in appearance and quality of fruit." Anjou is also a highly recommended baking pear.

The origin of Anjou is slightly obscure. While some writers state that the pear is French, others say that the name Buerre d'Anjou was mistakenly applied when the tree was first introduced in America and England. By the latter account, the pear is actually the Nec Plus Meuris, whose original home was Belgium. It is, by any name, one of the most widely grown commercial pears in America, favored largely for its outstanding storage powers.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Pear
Subcategory: European

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: fresh eating, baking, storage, canning
Storage duration: three plus months (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: green
Flesh color: off-white

Fruit Origins

Parentage: unknown
Origin: France or Belgium
Introduced in: 1842
Introduced by:

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 5 - 8
Chill hours: 800
Ripening date: Sep 09 (approximate, in New York State) + 20 days after Bartlett

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: Calleryana Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Half-Standard (75% of Standard)
Tree spacing: See details
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

Fireblight: Susceptible
Pear Scab: Resistant

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 3
Is it self-fertile? Partial
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid
Rootstock size class: Half-Standard (75% of Standard)

Pollination Partners

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