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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

1-year maiden trees

These are the most versatile choice for home orchards, community fruit tree projects, and for training on in any form you require.

FormRootstockPriceQuantity
MaidenQuince CDwarfing £24.50
MaidenQuince ASemi-dwarfing £24.50
MaidenOHxF87Semi-vigorous £24.50

2-year pre-trained trees

These trees have already had some formative training in the nursery.

FormRootstockPriceQuantity
Step-overQuince CDwarfing £45.50
Espalier (2 Tier)Quince ASemi-dwarfing £69.50
U-cordonQuince ASemi-dwarfing £55.00
Espalier (2 Tier)PyrodwarfSemi-vigorous £69.50
Fan TrainedPyrodwarfSemi-vigorous £69.50

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

UseDessert
Colour
Flavour
Fruit sizeLarge
Picking timeOct
Season of useNov-Dec
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingGood
Disease resistanceScab - Slightly susceptible
Mildew - Slightly resistant
Suitable forLate Frost
Pollination date23
Pollination groupE
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
Incompatibility group3
PollinatorsPollination partners
ProgenyBelle Guerandais
Concorde
Highland
Moonglow
Onward
SportsRed Comice