Red pears

red d'Anjou pears (04 Feb 2012)

red d'Anjou pears (04 Feb 2012)

Out and about in Nelson on Market Day (04 February 2012), I photographed a bowl of beautiful d’Anjou pears.

One quick, point-and-shoot shot, the original image was far from perfect, and I had all but discarded it. Taking a second look today, though, I opened Photoshop, did some cropping and a little judicious healing … et voilà!

Reading up on this photogenic fruit, I learned that red d’Anjou pears originated in the early 1950’s as a bud sport growing on a green d’Anjou tree near Medford, Oregon. A bud sport is a natural mutation of the tree that often doesn’t yield marketable fruit, however the Red d’Anjou sport proved to be high-quality.

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