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Like d’Anjou pears, Red d’Anjou pears are often referred to as Red Danjou or Red Anjou pears.

Red d’Anjou pears originated in the early 1950s as a bud sport growing on a green d’Anjou tree near Medford, Oregon. A bud sport is a natural mutation of the tree that often goes unnoticed and rarely yields marketable fruit; however, the Red d’Anjou sport proved to be high quality.

Red d’Anjou is nearly identical to its green counterpart, with the exception of its deep maroon color.


Exterior: Dark red to crimson in color

Interior: Firm and dense off-white to a creamy pink flesh

Experience: An aromatic pear with a pleasant sweet flavor and hint of citrus

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Red d’Anjou pears are available under the Stemilt Rushing Rivers label, while organic Red d’Anjou pears can be found under our Artisan OrganicsTM label.

When can I find Red Pears ?

Find Red d’Anjou pears from Stemilt are available October through June each year. Stemilt harvests Red d'Anjou pears in the fall in Washington State.

Fun Facts

  • Red d’Anjou pears do not change color as they ripen. That’s why Stemilt sends Red d’Anjou pears to stores at the “just starting to ripen” phase. They are ripe and ready to enjoy within a day or two of purchase. You can learn more about ripening pears on our blog.
  • D’ means “of” or “from” in French. The name Anjou comes from the birthplace of the pear in Angers, France.
  • Anjou is pronounced awn-JU.