The Red d' Anjou pear tree originated as naturally occurring bud sport found on Green D'Anjou pear tree. "Bud sports" are spontaneous, naturally occurring mutation that crop up on trees. The Red d'Anjou pears, however, are an exception. They occurred twice, as the first red sport of D'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 d'Anjou pears are very similar to the original D'Anjou pear other than color. Large, conical short-necked fruit, with some russeting. The Red d'Anjou pear has a 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. Please refer below for more information on the Red d'Anjou pear trees for sale.
Considerations for Red d'Anjou Pear
USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Pollination Requirement:Requires different variety with same bloom period
Origin Date: Oregon 1950's
Storage:3 Months or More
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Shape when Shipped: Feathered and whips (few side branching)
Size supplied when shipped:Our trees range in height 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). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2 to 3/4 inch;
*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.
Basic idea for Pruning: Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...
Shipping Note: 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.
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