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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.

Tree register

United Kingdom



  • 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


  • Fruit size: Large
  • Fruit size: Very large


  • Uses: Eat fresh


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


  • Blossom frost-resistance: Good resistance

Offspring of this variety


  • 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.


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

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