Anjou Pear

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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.

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Bloom Color White
Bloom Time Early - Mid
Chill Hours 700
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
My Hardiness Zone ?
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.

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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.

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Pears in my area appear disease resistant
JAMES R on May 11, 2021
I like the fact that these can be stored up to 7 months
Benjamin P on May 8, 2021
Pears in my area appear disease resistant
JAMES R on May 11, 2021
Great pears for canning
Tonya D on May 10, 2021
I like the fact that these can be stored up to 7 months
Benjamin P on May 8, 2021
Date of maturity
Mike on May 5, 2021
For pollination
Julie W on May 4, 2021
Have 3 other pear varieties. Just adding one more.
Daniel E on May 4, 2021
always wanted a pear tree
Venus G on May 3, 2021
The dwarf variety was essential. I love this type of pear and was interested in trying to grow some.
Beth A on May 1, 2021
keeps well
Ron S on May 1, 2021
love them
Kelly T on Apr 30, 2021
I needed to pollinate the Bartlett.
Karla M on Apr 29, 2021
This pear has a very long storage time.
Janet Z on Apr 26, 2021
A good canning pear
Letha T on Apr 25, 2021
They store well and show nicel in a pear salad.
BARBARA J L on Apr 25, 2021
This is a pollinator for the Bartlett! I???m so excited !
Amanda F on Apr 23, 2021
On sale and good pollinator for my nearby Bartlet and Moonglow pears, which survived their first winter and are growing extremely well. Looking forward to the same from this tree!
Greg B on Apr 19, 2021
Pollinator for Bartlett & Seckel
Peg S on Apr 19, 2021
Chose both pears as they were in stock, needed polinator so got two.
Lynnea E on Apr 13, 2021
one of my favorite pear varieties in the grocery store
Stephen S on Apr 10, 2021
good pollination with Bartlett
good storage and flavor
CHARLES B on Apr 9, 2021
Excellent pollinator for Bartett pear. Sweet flavor with a slight citrusy tang.
D O on Mar 4, 2021
Very firm pear and make excellent pies!!!
Ellen B on Jan 15, 2021
You have two dwarf pears this is one of them
Gary S on Sep 2, 2020
my grandparents had one
Stephanie B on Jun 19, 2020
I don't have one. If you need grafting stock from most anything else I probably have it.
Old Coot on Jun 6, 2020
Great keeper
RENO R on Jun 6, 2020
Pollinator and good eating.
Lisa c on Jun 5, 2020
As a pollinator for my Moonglow Pear Trees :)
Amber N on Jun 5, 2020
Beautiful tree and delicious fruit
Shiva on Jun 4, 2020
Growers say this is one of the best Pears. It's also on sale.
Charles E on Jun 1, 2020
Variety of fruits.
Les W on May 23, 2020
Dwarf, pollinator in stock
Falan M on May 20, 2020
As a pollinator for my bartlett
Teresa E on May 16, 2020
wife's favorite
Cliff N on May 13, 2020
Will pollinate with Bartlett
STACY T on May 7, 2020
Length of time for keeping this pear in storage with its extended harvest time and staggered harvest time to go with the pollinator Starking Delicious Pear.
Annie M on Apr 27, 2020
as a pollinator for my other pear tree.
David L on Apr 25, 2020
My wife wanted something other than Bartlett
Phil R on Mar 28, 2020
Good pollinator first my other varieties
Rob F on Mar 26, 2020
You can't go wrong with anjour pears. Plus there are years when we get a late freeze and as this pears blooms alittle later, you can almost always count on it for a crop
Gay F on Mar 21, 2020
My pollinator Bartlett pear tree died & I needed another pollinator.
Barry L on Mar 13, 2020
Recommended by Dr. Steven Gundry as a good, low sugar pear for diet purposes
James H on Mar 8, 2020
chip r on Feb 22, 2020
These pears are great to bake with and delicious eating fresh.
Julie R on Feb 11, 2020
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
Great pears for canning
Tonya D on May 10, 2021
Date of maturity
Mike on May 5, 2021
Are there pear varieties that grow in containers?
Devin M on Oct 23, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Not that I know, Drwaf varieties might work out in containers but the size of the container will make a difference: the larger the better but watering will have to be done often and the plants should be transplanted the the orchard eventually.
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.
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 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
Will Anjou and Bartlett cross pollinate?
Susan A on May 5, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Yes these two varieties will cross pollinate.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Like to get an Anjou pear tree. I have a Red Max Bartlett, Bosc, and Colette, would the Anjou pollenate ok ??
Philip S on Apr 21, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I have a two Bartlett pears near my Anjou and they all bloomed at the same time here in Alabama, and the Bartlett is a recommended pollinator for the Anjou. So, the answer is yes.
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.
is the Anjou pear spur-bearing?
Brooke B on Apr 4, 2020
BEST ANSWER: All my pear trees have their new growth go straight up near the main trunk. I guess you can call that spurs II have been trying to open the middle by cutting most of that new growth and training the rest to grow out rather than in.
Is this a canning pear for preserves?
Le Ann S on Feb 9, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Yes, Anjou pears would be good for canning, freezing or for making pear butter using pears instead of apples. Our favorite for eating fresh.
How large a hole does a dwarf fruit tree typically need?
Kathy B on Apr 6, 2020
BEST ANSWER: spread the root ball out and dig a hole twice as wide and twice as deep. add in some organic material like manure, peat moss etc and this will allow for the roots to take hold and spread faster giving your pear tree the best chance at survival.
google says that anjou doesn't need a pollenator but stark says they do ...which is right?
Pierrette B on May 5, 2021
BEST ANSWER: There are many different cultivars of the Anjou pear. The one that we are growing and selling requires a pollinator.
My pear trees do not bear fruit. I fertilize them and prime them in the fall. They are near other pear trees. I have had them for 3 - 4 years and no fruit. What can I do? Thank you Tammy
Tammy T on Feb 27, 2021
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. First, do a soil test to check the pH and see which nutrients it might be missing. Then fertilize accordingly. Is the tree getting at least 6 hours of full sun? Are your trees compatible pollinators, or the same variety? If the latter, that's why you're not getting a crop. There are other reasons a tree might not be bearing fruit as you expect. This article details some basic fruit tree requirements for fruit production.//
Can these trees be espalier, pros and cons?
Dawn F on Jan 2, 2021
BEST ANSWER: Short answer is: yes. You can espalier practically any fruit tree, including this tree. The dwarf size is the easiest to espalier. Our detailed article can be found here: Our detailed article can be found here:
What size are they when shipped?
Lloyd T on Sep 4, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. We ship these in the fall as potted ez start trees. Shipping range is between 1.5-3 feet tall.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Can you plant pear and apple trees in the same area?
Susan G on Sep 1, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Yes they can be planted in the same area as they will not cross pollinate.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
I already have a pear tree, and am looking for a good pairing option. It is either a Flemish Beauty or a Karl's Favorite. I live in southern Wisconsin. Any suggestions for a dwarf or semi-dwarf pairing?
Shirlanie H on Jun 4, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. We do not offer either of these varieties but it is a European pear so any other European pear will pollinate it, such as Bartlett or the Asian pears will also work as pollinator partners.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
bartlett semi dwarf needspollination what with?
Ronald H on May 25, 2020
BEST ANSWER: The same variety cannot pollinate itself. You will need another pear variety with a similar bloom time in order for good pollination to occur. Anjou is not self fertile and we recommend using a Bartlett for best pollination.
how many chill hours does Anjou require? I'm in NW Florida
kevin on Nov 17, 2019
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. The Anjou pear tree needs approximately 700-800 chill hours.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
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.
Two Q???s: I inquired a week ago about peach trees and was informed you were out of stock until fall on all varieties. Visiting your website today, I find peach trees available now. Why?
Q 2: I placed an order for two peaches, answered in the affirmative that I wanted your offered 5% discount, but it did not show up on my checkout.
M R on Apr 14, 2020

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Anjou Pear iIn Central Alabama
I purchased this tree in 2018 as a bare root standard tree of a 5/8" caliper. I potted it for six months in Miracle grow and kept it well watered in a protected area next to my home before planting it in the fall (had a bad drought that summer). It has grown well and is now about 12' tall with a sturdy 2" trunk. It bloomed in the very top this year for the first time, and made a few fruits - that later shriveled and fell off once it began leafing and branching profusely again this year. I expect it will produce a few fruits next year - right on par with what I have seen from some of other varieties of slightly older young pear trees I have growing near it. So far, it has required very little care other than the wire fencing protection from deer - which I have to use to protect all my fruit trees.
May 8, 2020
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 5 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 6 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
over 2 years 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 5 years ago
Anjou pear
Planted last year alive and growing. May give higher rating in future no fruit yet
May 3, 2019
over 3 years ago