Pear ‘doyenne du Comice’



  • Sweet and juicy fruit especially when stored 2-3 weeks before eating.
  • Fruit best picked early to mid March.
  • Tree suitable for wet sites unlike other fruit trees.
  • Needs pollinators like Buerre Bosc, Packhams or Conference.


  • Eating and bottling.
  • Suitable for home orchards and espalier along fence lines.
  • Spraying for pests and diseases usually not needed.

Growing Conditions

  • Moderately wind hardy.
  • Frost hardy.
  • Avoid coastal conditions.
  • Prefers full sun to partial shade.
  • Dry to very moist soil conditions.


Height Width
5 year old tree 2.5m 2.0m
10 year old tree 4.0m 3.5m
Country of Origin:   France
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