Trees Pear Doyenne du Comice
An excellent dessert pear with a very rich flavour; the taste is sweet and very full, everything you want from a pear. Excellent quality, but moderate crops, although older trees crop more reliably, however it does require a warm and sunny site to do well. Pear Doyenné du Comice was bred in France at the Garden of Comice Horticole in Angers in the 1840s. Soon after it was introduced to England. Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society.
Soil: Rich, well-drained soil
Position: Full sun, ideally in front of a south-facing wall.
Pick: from November to December
Keep: If picked under-ripe, will keep until end of December
Pollination: Self-sterile, requires a pollination partner. Pollination Group 4
Pear Doyenné du Comice is not self fertile and needs a pollination partner of a different variety nearby.
Suitable pollinating partners for Pear Doyenné du Comice are Pear Conference, Concorde, Gorham or Williams’ Bon Chrétien