The Red Anjou originated as naturally occurring bud sport found on Green Anjou trees. "Bud sports" are spontaneous, naturally occurring transformations that crop up on trees. The Red Anjou, however, are an exception. They occurred twice, as the first red sport of Anjou was discovered in the early 1950's near Medford, Oregon, and a second red sport was discovered in the late 1970's in Parkdale, Oregon. Red Anjou pears are very similar to the original Anjou other than color. Large, conical short-necked fruit, with some russeting. Mild, melting white flesh with delicate aroma. Best quality after cold storage. Excellent for pear crisp. Trees are vigorous and hardy and moderately resistant to fire blight.
Growing Considerations for Red D'Anjou Oregon 1950's
USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Bloom Period: Midseason
Harvest Period: Midseason
Storage: 3 Months or More
Uses: Fresh Eating
Origin Date: 1945 and beyond
Pollination Requirement: Requires different variety with same bloom period
Years to Bear: 2-5 years
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Shape when Shipped: Whip (no branching)
Rootstock: OHxF 87
Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.
Water Requierments: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Size supplied when shipped: 1/2 to 3/4 inch caliper*; Trees range from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs).
*As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.
Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions
. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits