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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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Spring blossom records for this variety

2020 season

  • 10th April  2020  - tree owned by James in Glynn, Ireland

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  • Species: Pyrus communis
  • Introduced: 1840s
  • Developed by: Horticultural Society of Maine et Loire
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 2022


  • Picking season: Late
  • Cropping: Light
  • Keeping (of fruit): 2-3 weeks
  • Food uses: Eating fresh


  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Bearing regularity: Regular


  • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
  • Summer average maximum temperatures: Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)


  • Country of origin: France
  • Period of origin: 1850 - 1899
  • Fruit size: Large
  • Fruit colour: Green - light

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.


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

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