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A short-necked variety of pear that originated in France. The green Anjou has a pale green skin that doesn't change color as the pear ripens, while the red Anjou has a deep red skin that darkens as it ripens. Anjou pears are less expensive than some of the other pear varieties, but they are also less flavorful, having a somewhat bland pear flavor. They are often used in baking various food dishes with pears.
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