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Pyrus communis 'Doyenne du Comice'


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Plant type

Deciduous tree

Flower colour



Flowers, Fruit



Skill level


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Plant details

Doyenne du Comice ' is a popular dessert pear with a fine flavour that was introduced from France in 1849. Pears flower two to four weeks earlier than apples and need slightly warmer conditions. The variety 'Concorde' makes a good pollination partner. All pears are grafted on rootstocks which affect their size and vigour, and may be trained in a number of different shapes. Pruning depends on the tree form and vigour of the rootstock, and should be checked in a handbook. 'Doyenne du Comice' should be picked in October while still firm and stored until November before eating.

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Pyrus

Species: communis

Cultivar: Doyenne du Comice

Plant type: Deciduous tree

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers, Fruit

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 900cm

Spread: 800cm

Time to prune: November to February

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