Pears are a pome fruit and family of the apple. The d\’Anjou pear is a short necked cultivar or European pears, a varietal originating from Angers, France. The tree is very hardy and highly productive, growing to approximately 4 metres in height. Cross-pollination by a different pear tree is required for Beurre d’Anjou to set fruit, and it is often cultivated in tandem with Bartlett pears for this reason. The fruit has a wide, globular base, short stem, and thin skin with many notable lenticels, or pores, which allow the exchange of gases with the atmosphere. The flesh is a creamy white colour, aromatic, juicey, sweet and slightly acidic.