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Doyenné du Comice pear


Often considered the best-flavored of all pears, with juicy melting buttery flesh.


Doyenné du Comice identification photos

  • Doyenne du Comice pear
    Copyright: Orange Pippin

  • Doyenne du Comice
    Copyright: Orange Pippin

Visitor reviews

  • 26 Nov 2016  Mike,  OH, United States
    Great tasting and juicy pear. You must let them sit and ripen for about a month if you grow them yourself. These are the Henry & David pear they sell under their own name of Royal Riviera pears.

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Ireland

Origins

  • Species: Pyrus communis
  • Originates from: Angers, France
  • Introduced: 1840s
  • Developed by: Horticultural Society of Maine et Loire
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 2022
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1968-079

Identification

  • Fruit size: Large
  • Fruit size: Very large

Using

  • Uses: Eat fresh

Growing

  • Flowering period: Mid-Late season
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Period of origin: 1800 - 1849

Climate

  • Blossom frost-resistance: Good resistance

Offspring of this variety


Diseases

  • Scab  - Some susceptibility
  • Mildew  - Some susceptibility
  • Fireblight  - Some resistance


Where to buy fresh fruit

No orchards have registered as growing this variety. If you grow this and want to register please go to our Orchard Registration form.



References

  • Fruit Expert
    Author: Hessayon
  • The Book of Pears (2015)
    Author: Morgan
    216


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