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Also called Beurre d’Anjou

Still tasty seven months later. This pear hits all the right notes. It’s cold-hardy, vigorous and precocious... and its keeping quality is unparalleled at up to seven months. Bright green and very firm at harvest, with a tinge of yellow as it ripens. Subtly sweet, fine-textured flesh. Introduced to America in 1842. Harvest in late September. Best pollinators: Bartlett, Beurre Bosc or Starking® Delicious™. See more Recommended Pollinators below.


Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Green
Fruit Size Large
Ripens/Harvest Late September
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet, Juicy
Texture Smooth, Firm.
Years to Bear 4 - 6
Zone Range 5 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 8
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

The mature size of this variety depends on the version you choose to plant:
Standard 18 - 20' Tall X 12 - 13' Wide
Semi-Dwarf 12 - 15' Tall X 9 - 11' Wide
Dwarf 8 - 10' Tall X 6 - 7' Wide

Recommended Spacing

The space needed for this variety to grow depends on the size you plant:
Standard 18 - 20'
Semi-Dwarf 12 - 15'
Dwarf 8 - 10'


This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant one of these varieties within 50' for best pollination.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow pear trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Shipping Information

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Enjoy the flavor of these pears and they stay for a long time
Mark G on Jun 8, 2019
I lost this variety in the big wildfire back in 2014 Having them on sale helps us as well. Plus Stark Bro???s nursery has the best quality trees
Wendy H. on May 16, 2019
Enjoy the flavor of these pears and they stay for a long time
Mark G on Jun 8, 2019
Keeping ability.
Matthew T on May 18, 2019
I lost this variety in the big wildfire back in 2014 Having them on sale helps us as well. Plus Stark Bro???s nursery has the best quality trees
Wendy H. on May 16, 2019
Best pears in the world!
Vandi L on May 7, 2019
Great tasting pear that keeps well if picked while still green.
KATHLEEN P on Apr 17, 2019
A favorite pear.
James G on Mar 17, 2019
Excellent taste
Donny D on Mar 10, 2019
Reliable storage pear with good flavor.
Sandy B on Mar 6, 2019
Wife loves these pears. So got her a tree.
Bryan K on Jan 26, 2019
Anjou pears have a good taste and texture.
Michael M on Oct 12, 2018
stores well, great taste!
mark s on Apr 30, 2018
best tasting pear, no grit, and is a long keeper
BRANDON T on Apr 10, 2018
Anjous are probably the most delicious pear there is!
Patricia H on Sep 13, 2017
I read on SF Gate that it would do well in the shade. It's doing great!
LAURA H on Apr 29, 2017
I needed a pollinator for a bartlett pear.
Lucas S on Mar 27, 2017
I think its the best fresh eating pear
BRIAN B on Mar 7, 2017
my daughter wanted to have pear trees
mark l on Apr 5, 2016
Keeping ability.
Matthew T on May 18, 2019
Best pears in the world!
Vandi L on May 7, 2019
Is there a dwarf variety for Anjou pear trees?
Arti N on Jul 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The term "dwarf" only refers to size. 'Anjou' is the variety, which you can get in standard, semi-dwarf and dwarf sizes. Right now all we have is the standard size but the dwarf size will be available again in the fall.
Are anjou the same as D'anjou?
Paige S on Apr 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes. It is French! Anjou is a province there and De Anjou or D'Anjou would translates in to Of Anjou
Would moonglow pears be a good pollinator for Anjou?
Manny on Jul 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, there is enough overlap in their respective bloom times for pollination to occur.
Are this xl trees GMO?
Helen F on Feb 8, 2019
BEST ANSWER: None of our trees or plants are GMO.
Will an anjou pollinate with an asian pear?
T rex on Apr 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Anjou blooms a bit too late for Asian pears ... Bartlett would be a better choice as a pollinator.
I purchased a Tree Wisteria in 2012. It is growing very good, the only thing it never shows any sign of blooming. What can I do? Thank you
Bigos on Sep 20, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It can take up to 10 years for a wisteria to start blooming. If you fertilize it each spring with a high phosphate fertilizer, when it finally does bloom, you will not be disappointed.
Can you tell me if the Anjou pear is a good pollinator for a moonglow ? in my yard I have planted a sentinel pear a moonglow pair and a bosc pear. I want to plant the Anjou pear next to my moonglow pear .
Michael S on Apr 5, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Anjou and Moonglow are not the best pollinating pair, but there is enough overlap in their bloom time. The Bosc pear will do a better job of pollinating.
How old are the dwarf pear trees ?
Gale C on Mar 25, 2019
BEST ANSWER: All of our grafted trees are two years old.
Will a green Anjou pollinate a red Anjou?
Vee K on Feb 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes. They are technically strains of the same variety, but are different enough to serve as pollinators.
Are there pear varieties that grow in containers?
Devin M on Oct 23, 2019

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Anjou Pear
The Anjou pear I received from Stark Brothers last year is doing great. While I'm looking forward to having pears in the coming years, the tree is well shaped and is a beautiful ornamental at this time.
May 15, 2017
over 3 years ago
Tree might have fruit this year.
The pears I bought from Starking, Red Anjou are 2 yrs old and are doing well, with a few fruit set.
July 10, 2017
over 5 years ago
Died two months after planting
Got it late in the planting season and started out ok but soon died, no way to revive it
August 14, 2019
6 months ago
Response from Stark Bro's
We appreciate your feedback. I apologize that you had a less-than-satisfactory experience with us. It is always our goal to ship high-quality nursery stock to our customers, as we have for the past 200 years. If your purchase was made within the last year, we owe you a replacement or a refund, whichever you choose. Please contact us at 800.345.4180 and we’ll take care of this for you, presuming your purchase is eligible. I hope you find this helpful. Have a great day!
August 16, 2019
looking great lots of leaves. alos has had alot of flowers yet but, it is only the second year.
May 4, 2017
over 3 years ago
Anjou pear
Planted last year alive and growing. May give higher rating in future no fruit yet
May 3, 2019
1 year ago