COMICE (Doyenne du Comice) France 1849


Fruit large, greenish-yellow when ripe. Perhaps the queen of winter pears. Flesh is buttery, sweet, tender and aromatic. Its low chilling requirement makes it suitable for southern California. As with Anjou, these need a period of cold storage before ripening. Tends towards biennial bearing.

Bloom: Late
USDA Zone: 6,7,8,9,10
Pollination: Pollinate with Bosc
Fruit Storage: Good
Fireblight Resistance: Good
Ripens: Very Late
Rootstock: Semidwarf

Conventionally Grown

Trees are shipped bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through mid-April depending on USDA zone.

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