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Fruit tree comparison - Doyenne du Comice
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Doyenne du Comice

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


Gardening skill? Some needed
Cropping Light
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


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

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Overall disease resistance? Average


Country of origin France
Period of origin 1850 - 1899
Fruit colour Green - light
Blossom colour White
Leaf colour Green