Anjou Pears

The D'Anjou pear, sometimes referred to as the Beurré d'Anjou or simply Anjou, is a short-necked cultivar of European Pear. It is thought to have originated in the early to mid-19th century, in Belgium or France. Green Anjous are firm and green, even when ripe; this large, thin-skinned yellowish-green pear is best eaten fresh. When slightly under-ripe, it can be baked or poached, but once it ripens, its sweet, mellow flavor and abundant juice make it an excellent choice for salads and snacks. Red Anjous have much the same flavor, use and texture as the green Anjou. Red Anjous (general..

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