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Doyenne du Comice

One of the finest flavoured and most popular commercially grown dessert pears.

Origin: France, 1849

Pollination: Doyenne du Comice is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop.  Pollination partners

Doyenne du Comice pear trees for sale

Quince C rootstock 1 year Maiden (Dwarfing) £17.50
Quince C rootstock 2 year Bush (Dwarfing) £28.50
Quince C rootstock 2 year Cordon (Dwarfing) £26.50
Quince C rootstock 2 year Step-over (Dwarfing) £38.00 Sold-out
Quince A rootstock 1 year Espalier (1 tier) (Semi-dwarfing) £28.00
Quince A rootstock 1 year Maiden (Semi-dwarfing) £17.50
Quince A rootstock 2 year Half Standard (Semi-dwarfing) £28.50
Pyrodwarf rootstock 1 year Maiden (Semi-vigorous) £17.50
Pyrodwarf rootstock 2 year Espalier (2 Tier) (Semi-vigorous) £55.00
Pyrodwarf rootstock 2 year Fan Trained (Semi-vigorous) £55.00
Pyrus rootstock 1 year Maiden (Very vigorous) £12.50
Pyrus rootstock 1 year Maiden (Very vigorous) £17.50

Orders placed now will be delivered in the winter planting season.

History and description of Doyenne du Comice

Doyenne du Comice was raised at the Comice Horticole, Anger, France. First fruited in 1849. Was introduced to Britain by Sir Francis Dyke Acland in 1858. Grown commercially in most pear growing areas throughout the world and on a small scale in the UK. Considered as one of the finest dessert pears.

Large, bergamotte shaped fruit. Pale green skin turning pale yellow. Variable amount of fine russetting ranging from full cover to almost clean. Occasional faint red flush or stripes. Pale yellow, juicy, smooth flesh. Very sweet, delicious flavour.

Vigorous, upright spreading tree. Best grown in a warm location for regular good cropping. Not a good pollination partner for Onward.

Characteristics of Doyenne du Comice pear trees

Fruit sizeLarge
Picking timeOct
Season of useNov-Dec
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright
Disease resistanceScab - Slightly susceptible
Mildew - Slightly resistant
Suitable forLate Frost
Pollination date23
Pollination groupE
Incompatibility group3
PollinatorsPollination partners
ProgenyBelle Guerandais
SportsRed Comice