Angelys, a "royal" pear
Bred by INRA in Angers, Angelys is a winter pear variety that was registered in the French catalogue of plant species in 1998. It is characterised by a fine and juicy texture that melts in the mouth, as well as remarkably good storage ability. Warmly welcomed by consumers since 2002, Angelys was the result of concerted efforts from all members of the sector (breeders, nurserymen, producers, marketing, etc.) who, since 2003 have adopted a "club" approach. Major marketing efforts have accompanied the development of this variety in facing its greatest challenge: reinvigorating the consumption of pears in France.