Pear Doyenne du Comice - 5 Litre Patio Fruit

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  Comice is widely considered to have the best flavour of any pear. It has both the characteristic "melting" flesh of the highest quality pear varieties, along with a sweet richness...

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Comice is widely considered to have the best flavour of any pear. It has both the characteristic "melting" flesh of the highest quality pear varieties, along with a sweet richness and delicacy which others can't quite attain.

Although originating from France it was well-known

Doyenne du Comice needs to be grown in a sheltered south-facing situation. Espalier or fan-training against a south-facing wall is the ideal.

The other important consideration with Comice is that it needs a reliable pollination partner nearby, as the shape of its flowers makes it difficult for successful pollination to occur. Conference is a good choice as it is a naturally good pollinator.

The fruit size is relatively large by pear standards - provided you thin the fruitlets in late spring.

As with all pears, it is important to get the time of picking right. Unlike apples, which are usually best if left to ripen on the tree, pears should be picked under-ripe and then ripened indoors (or in a fridge). In the UK Doyenne du Comice is generally ready to pick in early to mid October.

Pear Type : Dessert

Flavour: Sweet

Climate Suitability : Prefers a south facing aspect

Fruit picking time: Late Season

Fruit size/colour:  Large

Pollination group: Group 4 Pollinate with Conference

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