Pear - Doyenne Boussoch

Doyenne Boussoch Pear

Pyrus communis
An attractive looking rather round pear. Very crisp and juicy with a pleasant slightly acid flavour.

Origin: Belgium 1836

Pollination:  Doyenne Boussoch is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Pear Trees



Doyenne Boussoch Pear Trees for sale - order online

We have now stopped taking orders for the winter 2018/19 planting season. Our 2019/20 list is currently being prepared. It will be available from 1st May when we will start taking orders for delivery next autumn/winter.
Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.

Rootstock / Vigour / Age / Form Availability Price Qty required
Quince A - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden Sold out £17.00
Pyrodwarf - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden 2019/20 £17.00
The availability information shown in the availability column in the table is always up-to-date.
Available means Available for supply from Nov 2018 to March 2019
2019/20 means Sold out but available for supply winter 2019/20. Orders taken from May 2019
Sold out means Sold out for supply Nov 2018 to March 2019. May be available again winter 2019/20




History and description of Doyenne Boussoch

Doyenne Boussoch is an old Belgian variety of unknown origin dating from before 1836. Intrduced into the UK in 1842. Was grown commercially during the 19th Century but later superceded by better varieties.

Medium to large round to pyriform fruit. Rough light green skin turning bright yellow. Occasional red flush. Little russetting. White, crisp, juicy flesh. Pleasant slightly acid flavour.

Compact, spreading tree. Good reliable cropping.




Main characteristics of Doyenne Boussoch

Use Dessert
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Sep
Season of use  Sep=Oct

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Good

Pollination date  16
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self-sterile Triploid
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners
Other names  Double Philippe, Doyenne de Merode, Albertine