How to Plant a Pear Tree
Common Pear Tree Varieties
A popular choice for baking with a mild sweet taste. The Anjou stores very well over winter at temperatures just above freezing. They are light green on the tree and yellow when ripe.
The most common pear grown in BC, the Bartlett is a favourite for canning because they keep all their flavour after heating. Bartlett pears taste sweet and buttery.
Pears of this variety are a soft russet in colour. They remain firm during cooking and present a full-bodied flavour delicious straight off the tree, in baked deserts and sauces.