The Comice pear trees are considered by many to produce the sweetest and juiciest of all pears. Their proper name is Doyenné du Comice pear tree first propagated near Angers in the mid 1800s. The Comice pears are large, greenish-yellow when ripe. Perhaps the queen of winter pears. The flesh of Comice pears are buttery, sweet, tender and aromatic. Its low chilling requirement makes it suitable for low winter chill locations. As with Anjou pears, Comice pears need a period of cold storage before ripening. Shows good resistant fireblight. Please refer below for more information on the Comice pear trees for sale.
Considerations for Doyenne du Comice
USDA Zones: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Harvest Period:Very Late
Bloom Period:Late, Midseason
Pollination Requirement:Requires different variety with same bloom period
Origin Date: France 1849
Storage:3 Months or More
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Shape when Shipped: Feathered and whips (few side branching)
Size supplied when shipped:Our trees range in height 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). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2 to 3/4 inch;
*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.
Basic idea for Pruning: Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...
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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