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Pear - Doyenné du Comice

Delicious rich flavour and smooth melting flesh make this variety a queen among pears but it does need fertile soil and a warm sunny site to crop well.

Season: October - November

Rootstock: Quince A (semi-dwarf)

Planting Distance: 4m (13ft)

Approximate Height: 3m (10ft) after 10 years

Instances of poor pollination are nearly always caused by bad weather at blossom time, limiting the activity of insects.

This pear tree is growing on a semi-dwarf rootstock, ideal for the average garden.

Pears need a sunny site and a neutral soil to crop well, a pH of 6.5 - 7.5 is ideal.