The majority of frruit production is carried out in the departments of the Cher, the Indre-et-Loire and the Loiret, with 3 packing stations in the region in close proximity to the producers. At the conjunction of three oceanic climates: humid oceanic climate, dry summer oceanic climate and continental oceanic climate, the Loire Valley experiences very few extreme phenomena with good sunshine in summer, which is favourable to arboriculture.
Its sloping alluvial plains provide fertile ground for apple and pear trees. Anjou has a strong tradition of arboriculture. It dates back to the 18th century, reaching its peak in the 19th century. And although in Anjou apples are the main production, historically it is a "land of pears" where many varieties were created.