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D'Anjou Pear

Pyrus communis 'Anjou'

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Growing Zones: 5-9
(hardy down to -10℉)

Growing Zones 5-9
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

8-15 ft.

Mature Width:

6-10 ft.


Full Sun


15-50 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


Harvest Time:


Fruit Color:


Year to Bear:

0-1 years

Chill Hours (minimum):


You are in an area with ~1800 chill hours

Botanical Name:

Pyrus communis 'Anjou'

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A Buttery Pear with a Sweet Punch

Beurre d'Anjou takes its name from the French word for butter, and this full-bodied pear has a creamy, aromatic and juicy texture that some swear is almost buttery. The Beurre d'Anjou Pear has luscious white flesh, and is especially tasty eaten ripe right off the tree.

It also has a very high juice content, so it's ideal for juicing. Don't hesitate to whip up a breezy pear martini on a warm summer day. The d'Anjou Pear tree is cold hardy, drought resistant and thrives in partial to full sun. Pear blossoms will appear in April and blanket your d'Anjou Pear tree in a luxuriant layer of fragrant creamy white flowers.

Practical, attractive and versatile, this tree averages a mature height of about 10-15 feet--so they fit nicely into almost any size garden. They can even be container-grown if desired. As an added benefit, harvesting our d'Anjou pears will be almost trouble-free due to the smaller size of the tree. No more climbing on dangerous ladders to reach the fruit at the top.

Don't let the slight stature of this tree fool you, as the pear fruit it bears is quite large. The skin will be light green in color and develop a yellow blush around September when it is ripe. Cross-pollination by a different pear tree is required for Beurre d'Anjou to set fruit, so buy one of our bountiful Bartlett Pear trees and plant nearby.

If you just want a single pear tree for ornamental purposes only, the d'Anjou is a great choice because it is a prolific bloomer and attracts bees, butterflies and birds like crazy. Store your pears in a cool dry place for 1-2 months to bring out the deepest flavor, and then chill in the fridge for an hour before you eat it.

The d'Anjou is an excellent dessert pear, and holds up well to baking, cooking and canning. It happens to make an outstanding and yummy pear crisp or cobbler.

D'Anjou Pear trees from our nursery always have well-developed root systems because they remain in the nursery longer than most other growers. This way we guarantee you will enjoy growth and beauty right away.

You can depend on us to deliver first-rate quality plants. Our high standards ensure your growing success. Order your Beurre d'Anjou Pear tree today, while supplies last.

D'Anjou Pear Pollination

D'Anjou Pear are not self-fertile. You will need to plant another variety to achieve fruiting. Below are the most effective pollinators we have chosen for your area...

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Extraordinary company and pears
Extraordinary company - replaced 2 pear trees which accidentally were NOT anjou ordered 3 years ago without charge. Incidentally - my anjou pears cross pollinate and yield- barring raccoons and winter moth- about 150 pears apiece on mature trees. Suggest harvesting before ripe and ripening in a cool place. Pears are superb- I attached 3 photos which may or may not have taken. Process of adding photos needs improvement!
May 14, 2017
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Future uncertain. Plant arrived sick looking, hasn't improved.
They shipped me a pretty nice sized tree, but it arrived in distress and nothing i've done so far has been able to keep it from losing all of it's leaves.

Most of it's leaves are browning, curling and falling off, please if you're going to respond, don't reply with the dimwitted "did you plug it in!?" type response.
It's been watered steadily, but not overwatered, soil around here drains very well, almost too well sometimes. The other trees have been treated similarly and almost all respond fairly well. This season has been very harsh, long days of high temp sun.
I think whatever it was sick from during shipping just continued to progress. The other pair tree it's intended to cross with by comparison, is plucky and happy as can be.

It may say full sun but I doubt it really means full sun, it has received about 10 hours of sun a day when that weather is around. If it survives this winter and hasn't recovered by next spring, it's definitely toast!
August 3, 2017
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Shipping concerns / Beautiful Tree
I was a little worried when the five trees I purchased arrived in two boxes. Two of them were severely damaged but this baby made it intact. It is a beautiful tree - absolutely fantastic! You can probably tell that I am extremely pleased.
May 18, 2017
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your D'Anjou Pear

D'Anjou Pear Planting Diretions

The D'Anjou Pear Tree (Pyrus communis 'Anjou') is a fast growing, cold hardy, drought resistant pear tree known to produce some of the juiciest pears available. This semi-dwarf, full sun loving tree is commonly planted in USDA growing zones 5-9 making it not only cold tolerant, but also a tree that can take some heat as well! The D’Anjou will produce a large yield of white fleshed, aromatic, juicy textured pears that some describe as almost a “buttery” flavored fruit. In the spring season the tree will be covered in creamy, fragrant blooms that will fill your landscape with a lovely aroma. The D’Anjou is not self-fertile which means you will need a cross pollinator for your tree to set fruit (see pollination recommendations below). This semi-dwarf matures to a height of 8-15 feet tall, 6-10 feet wide which means it can also be successfully container grown making it a lot easier to harvest and care for the tree, no ladder required! Come the beginning of fall, you will easily harvest the pears and they’re so delicious they can be eaten right off of the tree.

Location: Give your pear tree a location that features full sun and well-draining soil. Choose a bright, sheltered location, preferably with southern exposure.

Planting Instructions (in ground):
1) Dig a hole three times the size and just as deep as the root ball. You want to be careful that the tree does not settle too low in the soil.
2) After the hole is dug, carefully loosen and unwind any roots as necessary.
3) Plant the tree so that the roots are spread in the hole and the entire root ball is covered with soil.
4) Fill in the hole completely and gently remove air pockets that may have formed by tamping down with a spade.
5) Water the tree thoroughly after the tree has been planted.

Planting Instructions (potted):
1) Select a container that has adequate drainage holes in the bottom and is at least 2 sizes larger than the pot it arrived in.
2) Remove the tree from it’s original container taking care not to damage the root system, put a few inches of soil in the bottom and place it into the pot.
3) Use a good potting medium such as Miracle grow to fill in the open space around the root ball, tamping down slightly as you go to prevent any air pockets from forming.
4) Water the tree to settle the soil and then make sure it’s in a location where it will receive 6+ hours of direct sun everyday.

Watering: Water your pear tree as necessary giving it at least 1 or 2 inches of water once a week. When the weather gets hot and dry during the peak of summer, increase the amount of water to maintain proper hydration and moisture. Do not water the pear tree after the first frost in the fall. You should resume watering once the last frost has past. For potted pear trees, water once the top two inches of soil has dried. Using your index finger is a good way to determine if there is still any moisture present in the soil. Provide enough water until you see it escaping the drainage holes and then stop.Take care to never over water your pear tree, they are very susceptible to root rot.

Pruning: When pruning, it’s important to trim the pear tree's central leader to promote an upright position. If there are any competing branches present, remove them so that multiple leaders do not form. Maintain the tree’s natural shape by pruning large, lateral branches. Dead, dying or wilted branches should always be removed to help the Pear Tree focus its energy on growing healthy and producing an abundance of fruit. Potted pears can be pruned any time.
*Tip* It’s always good to sterilize your cutting tool(s) with rubbing alcohol to ensure a clean cut that no pathogens can get into.

Pests: Pear trees are susceptible to insects such as maggots, moths, scale and aphids. To prevent infestation of these and other pests, treat with an insecticide in the early spring. Signs of infestation to be watchful for include yellowing or browning of foliage, rotted or eaten fruit and nibbled leaves. Spray the tree with the insecticide according to the directions on the label.

*Harvest pears at the end of the growing season (September). Watch the fruit regularly, as it will require two to three weeks to harden before harvest.
*Pick pears when they have reached full color and size and are firm to the touch. Check the tree daily and pick fruit every two to three days until your harvest is complete.

Pollination partners:
*Bartlett and Bosc pears

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Do I need two d'Anjou trees to get fruit? I know ordered one
Daphne A on Jun 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: prior to planning pears in the home garden, pear tree size should be consideeed frist.
Can you plant D'anjou pears in Minnesota usa?
A shopper on Jun 2, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The D'anjou Pear is not recommended for the cold temperatures in MN. You would want something more cold tolerant like the Kieffer Pear.
Do you need to net the trees when the fruit is near rippening? And what is the largest diameter trunk you sell of the D'Anjou ?
j b on May 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: All of our trunks will be an inch or less. Here is a link to our bird netting:
What is the furthest distance the two pears trees should be planted in order to have fruit?
Tina L on Mar 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Plant within 50 feet of one another.
my tree did not bear fruit for the first time in many years can you tell me why ?
james t on Jul 19, 2015
There are several reasons:
first did your tree bloom this year ?
did you have a late frost?
you may not have enough pollinators in your area due to pesticides
when was the last time your tree was pruned ?
when was the last time it was fertilized and with what fertilizer?
how old is the tree ?
has fruit production dwindled over the years?
The answers to these questions will help figure out why your tree failed to produce
Do I have to plant the pear tree in the ground? Or can I have a huge pot to keep it in?
Tasha S on Jun 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can plant them in a container.
Cann I cross pollinate with a Kieffer tree?
Romana on Oct 31, 2015

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