Growing Zones: 5-9 outdoors(hardy down to -10℉) 5-9 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 8-15 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 6-10 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Harvest Time:
- Year to Bear:
- Fruits 1st Year!
- Botanical Name:
- Pyrus communis 'Anjou'
- Does Not Ship To:
- AZ, AR, CA, ID, LA, WA
A Buttery Pear with a Sweet Punch
Rich Buttery Flavored Pear
Beurre d'Anjou takes its name from the French word for butter because of its rich, buttery flavor. The full-bodied pear is juicy with a luscious white flash and has a firm texture. It's especially tasty eaten ripe right off the tree, but can be stored for up to 7 months! Enjoy pears all year! Can them, bake them and toss them in salads. These pears have a very high juice content, so they're ideal for juicing. Impress your guests with a breezy pear martini on a warm summer day.
Easy to Grow
The d'Anjou Pear tree is cold hardy, drought resistant and thrives in partial to full sun. This tree averages a mature height of about 10-15 feet-- so harvesting your d'Anjou pears each September is easy due to the smaller size of the tree. (No more climbing on dangerous ladders to reach the fruit at the top.) Your tree WILL need a pollinator, so in order to for your tree to deliver fruit, we recommend you pair it with a Bartlett Pear tree closeby. Your trees will fit nicely into a garden and they can even be container-grown if desired.
Versatile Tree with Showy Flowers
If you want a single tree for ornamental purposes only, the d'Anjou is a great choice because it is a prolific bloomer. Pear blossoms will appear in April and blanket its branches in a luxuriant layer of fragrant creamy white flowers. It's a great solution for someone who wishes to have a landscape centerpiece that performs each spring.
You can depend on us to deliver first-rate quality plants. Our high standards of care for the tree prior to shipping ensures your growing success. Order your Beurre d'Anjou Pear tree today, while supplies last.
D'Anjou Pear Pollination
D'Anjou Pears are not self-fertile. You will need to plant another variety to achieve fruiting.
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Customer Reviews & Photos
I purchased 2 of these trees early 2018. Both died and FGT replaced them. I planted them in large pots this time instead of the ground. The 2 new trees aren't doing very well either. I don't know if it is the Texas arid conditions but I make sure they are taken care of daily. I hope these come back next year.
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.
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!
Planting & Care
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.
*Bartlett and Bosc pears
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3, 4, 5 or 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
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We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of April 29th|
|Zones 5||Week of April 14th|
|Zones 6||Week of April 7th|
|Zones 11||Ships Now!|