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Pear, Doyenne Du Comice

Pyrus communis Doyenne du Comice

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H Std QA Br: For collection or local delivery only.

  • £24.95
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Maiden QA Br
Bush QA Br
H Std QA Br
  • Plant Types & Availability - More information

    Br = Bare Root Plant, Maidn = Maiden, Bush = Trained as Bush, H Std = Trained as Half Standard
    Rootstock - Quince A

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This is a pear of superlatives which is grown all over the world both in gardens and for the market. It is handsome, large, melting, very juicy, rich and lucious - a most outstanding pear for flavour. Pale cream flesh ripening to yellow with pale yellow which occasionally has a red flush. A connoisseur's variety. It needs a warm sheltered site to thrive, so ideal for fan training on a south facing wall. Needs good pollination - Concorde is ideal. Raised in Angers, France in 1849 and introduced to Britain in 1858.


Pear, Doyenne Du Comice is in pollination group 4, and requires a pollinator. Choose a pollinator in group 3 or 4, click here for a list of suitable pears trees.

Pear, Doyenne Du Comice is available as:

Br = Bare Root Plant

Maiden - A maiden tree is a single stemmed tree which has not been trained so can be trained into whatever form you wish. It typically is between 1-2 metres tall and will have a few side shoots.

Bush - This a maiden tree that has had its main stem cut to encourage branches low to the ground making it easier to pick and maintain.

Half Standard - These will have a clear stem around 80-120cm, with branches above this. They are good as specimen trees in gardens or orchards.

Bare-Root Plants

Bare-root plants are sold without a pot/soil around the roots. This is a more cost effective and environmentally friendly way of growing plants. To ensure the best plant health we do not store our plants in cold storage, but they are left in our field or plant beds until they are ready for packing or collection.

Items marked Br are bare rooted plants grown from cuttings and are typically 1-2 years old.


Bare rooted plants are only available when the plants are dormant (typically from late November to March).

If a plant is currently out of stock because it is out of season (for example, bare rooted plants in summer) or we have sold out but we are expecting more to be available you can pre-order the plant. We only charge credit/debit cards when an order is despatched, not when an order is placed.


Rootstocks are used to restrict the vigour of fruit trees and allow a range to grow in a small space. They can also contribute to the disease resisting abilities of the plant.[from RHS - Update]

Quince A - A semi-vigorous rootstock that is suitable for growing fan, cordon, bush, central leader, half-standard and espalier trees. Typically fruits after 4 years and requires staking for 5 years. Tree spacing 3-4.5m (10-15ft). Ultimate height as trained as bush: 3-4.5m (10-15ft).

    • SKU
  • Pollination
    • Pollination Group
      Group 4
    • Self Fertile
  • Type/Rootstock
    • Type/Rootstock
      Maiden, Quince A, Bare Root
      Bush, Quince A, Bare Root
      Half Standard, Quince A, Bare Root
    • Plant Type
      Half Standard
    • Rootstock
      Quince A
    • Availability
      For Collection/Local Delivery Only
  • Fruit Type
    • Fruit Type
  • Season of Use
    • Month
  • Awards
    • Awards
      RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Native/Wildlife/Evergreen
    • RHS Plants for Pollinators