Pear - Doyenne du Comice

Doyenne du Comice Pear

Pyrus communis
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. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Pear Trees



Doyenne du Comice 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 C - Dwarfing   1 year Maiden 2019/20 £17.00
Quince C - Dwarfing   2 years Bush 2019/20 £22.00
Quince C - Dwarfing   2 years Cordon 2019/20 £21.00
Quince C - Dwarfing   2 years Step-over 2019/20 £30.50
Quince A - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden 2019/20 £17.00
Quince A - Semi-dwarfing   2 years Half Standard 2019/20 £22.00
Pyrodwarf - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden 2019/20 £17.00
Pyrodwarf - Semi-vigorous   2 years Espalier (2 Tier) 2019/20 £47.50
Pyrodwarf - Semi-vigorous   2 years Fan Trained 2019/20 £47.50
Pyrodwarf - Semi-vigorous   2 years Half Standard 2019/20 £28.50
Pyrus - Very 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 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.




Main characteristics of Doyenne du Comice

Use Dessert
Fruit size  Large
Picking time  Oct
Season of use  Nov-Dec

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Good
Disease resistance  Scab: Slightly susceptible
Mildew: Slightly resistant
Suitable for Late Frost

Pollination date  23
Pollination group  E
Self fertility  Self-sterile
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners
Progeny  Belle GuerandaisConcordeHighlandMoonglowOnward
Sports  Red Comice