Doyenne du Comice
France 1849


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Comice pears are considered by many to be the sweetest and juiciest of all pears. Comice pears skin is green with a touch of red and have a creamy white flesh. Their proper name is Doyenné du Comice first propagated near Angers in the mid 1800s. 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, Comice pears need a period of cold storage before ripening. Tends towards biennial bearing if not thinned well. Shows good resistant fireblight.

Growing Considerations for Doyenne du Comice
France 1849

USDA Zones: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Heirloom: Yes

Bloom Period: Late, Midseason

Harvest Period: Very Late

Low Chill: Yes

Storage: 3 Months or More

Uses: Fresh Eating

Origin Date: 1800`s

Pollination Requirement: Requires different variety with same bloom period

Years to Bear: 2-5 years

Mature Size: 12-16 ft.

Shape when Shipped: Whip (no branching)

Rootstock: OHxF 87

Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.

Water Requierments: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.

Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.

Size supplied when shipped: 1/2 to 3/4 inch caliper*;  Trees range from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs).


*As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.

Shipping Note:  Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.

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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 30 November, 1999.