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Anjous Pear

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Anjous Pear – Characteristics and History

If you’re looking for a delicious, juicy, and crunchy snack that can also be used in countless recipes, look no further than the Anjou pear. This variety of pear is found around the world, but it’s especially popular in North America and Europe. Here’s a closer look at this tasty fruit and some tips on how to select and prepare them.


One of the oldest varieties of pears known cultivated by humans. Originating in Belgium, these pears around for centuries, long before other varieties like Bartlett or Bosc developed. The popularity of Anjou pears quickly spread throughout Europe and then across the Atlantic to North America. Today, grown all over the world from California to New Zealand.


Anjou pears known for their sweet flavor and crisp texture. They are small to medium-sized with glossy yellowish-green skin when ripe. The flesh is firm yet juicy with an off-white color that may contain occasional red streaks and light freckles near the stem end. Unlike many other varieties picked while still hard ripened later on, Anjous should only eaten when soft—otherwise they can be quite sour!

Selecting & Preparing Anjous

When buying Anjous, try to find ones free from blemishes or bruises as these indicate that the fruit mishandled during transit or storage. To test for ripeness, gently press your thumb into the stem end—if it gives slightly without feeling too mushy or soft, it’s ready to eat! When preparing them for eating or cooking with them, wash them well under cold running water and pat dry with a clean paper towel before use.

Conclusion on Anjous Pear

With their sweet flavor and crisp texture, Anjous make a great snack or addition to any recipe! Whether you enjoy them as a healthy snack on their own or cook them into something special like a classic upside-down cake. These versatile pears will not disappoint! By following our advice on how to select and prepare them properly. You’ll ensure you get maximum enjoyment out of every bite!

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