Green and Red Anjou Pears

Anjou Pears are perfect for slicing onto salads made with bitter greens or lettuces, pairing with strong cheeses and for snacking. Their color makes them perfect for holiday gift baskets too. Red Anjou taste best when the fruit has been allowed to soften at room temperature, letting the flesh become juicier, taste sweeter and smell more aromatic. Check the neck for ripeness! Green Anjou Pears continue to be an excellent in-season choice for a juicy, all-purpose Pear.

Red Anjou taste best when the fruit has been allowed to soften at room temperature, letting the flesh become juicier, while Green Anjou continue to be an excellent in-season choice for a juicy, all-purpose Pear.

Anjou Pear Tips

  • Anjou Pears don’t really change color as they ripen. So how do you know when they’re juicy-ripe?
  • Check the neck. Gentle thumb pressure near the stem will clue you in to the firmness inside. A little give means they’ll be sweet and juicy!
  • Ripen Anjou Pears at room temperature or speed up the process by placing them in a paper bag.