Shorter and rounder than Bartlett, D'Anjou is picked green in September and ripens only after cold storage for a month or more.
It softens and becomes light green or greenish-yellow upon ripening. Once ripe, it is soft, juicy, sweet, and smooth-fleshed.
D'Anjou originated in France near Angers, in the early 1800's. It is grown commercially in Oregon and Washington for storage, and sold after Bartlett from October through May.
Usage: Great for wine making, fresh eating, salads, baking or poaching.>> Back to Main Pears Page