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botanical name:
Pyrus communis 'Doyenne du Comice'
Pyrus communis 'Doyenne du Comice' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Pear
family:  Rosaceae
characteristics: tree
height: 7.00m
width: 6.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: conical
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
fruit colour: brown & green
stem/bark: brown
main season: Autumn
edible symbol edible
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 8
description:
Dessert pear producing very high quality fruits with a excellent sweet flavour. They are medium to large, yellow-green skins with some russetting and often red-flushed. White flowers in spring. Unfortunately rather susceptible to blight.

cultivation:
Moist well drained soil in sun. Performs best in slightly warmer conditions then apples. Also crops a bit earlier, in late summer or early autumn.
Needs to be grown with other trees for polination.


propagation:
By grafting, usually onto a Quince rootstock.

usage:
Edible fruit, this variety is often grown commercially.

other notes:
Originated in France in 1849

RHS AGM

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