D'Anjou pears are a medium-sized variety pear with a slightly egg-shaped appearance. The skin is bright green, sometimes with hints of a sun-kissed blush. D'Anjou pears ripen from the inside out. These pears remain green when ripe, so check the neck of the pear to determine ripeness. When D'Anjou pears are ripe and ready to eat, the neck of the pear will give to gentle pressure.