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Fruit tree comparison - Doyenne du Comice
Pear trees

Doyenne du Comice

Doyenne du Comice is arguably the best flavoured of all pears.  Remove this variety from the comparison

Growing

Gardening skill?Some needed
CroppingLight
Fertility?Not self-fertile
Flowering group?4
Pollinating others?Poor
Ploidy?Diploid
Vigour?Large
Bearing regularity?Regular
Fruit bearing?Spur-bearer
Fruit persistence?Normal ripening

Using

Picking season?Late
Use / keeping?2-3 weeks
Flavour quality?Exceptional
Flavour styleSweeter

Looking after

Overall disease resistance?Average

Identification

Country of originFrance
Period of origin1850 - 1899
Fruit colourGreen - light
Blossom colourWhite
Leaf colourGreen