Pear Doyenné du Comice (Dessert)
Tasty large pears with an excellent flavour are ready to harvest from November. This tree has an upright habit with a semi vigorous, average to fast growth rate. For the best crop, pear trees need pollination from a different variety. Doyenné du Comice is in pollination group B and requires one pollination partner, preferably from group B. In most urban areas, there will be a pollination partner in a nearby garden.
Month Available: October
Evergreen / Deciduous: Deciduous
Flower Colour: White
Suitable For Wildlife: Bees
Soil Type: Moist, well-drained
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Season of Interest: Spring
Plant Type: Fruit tree
Main Attribute: Blossom in spring, harvest in autumn.
Height / Spread: 3 - 4.5m (10 - 15ft)
Always plant your tree with a stake. The stake must be knocked into the ground on the windward side of the tree and secured to the tree.
Where to Plant: Borders
Pests and Diseases: Aphids
Plant Care: Prune lightly to restrict growth /remove unwanted branches, heavy prune in late autumn.
Care and Time: High - autumn
Fruit trees are grafted onto different rootstock which will determine the size that the tree ultimately grows to. This is noted in the height and spread section of this plant profile. All you need to consider is the ultimate height you wish your tree to grow to, and select the most appropriate option. This variety is grown on the rootstock Quince A.
Benefits: Trees make you feel good and attract wildlife and birds to the garden . One mature tree produces enough oxygen for forty people . Trees sponge up carbon dioxide and air pollutants. Twenty trees offset the pollution of one car driven sixty miles. Trees provide privacy and reduce noise. A well chosen and postitioned tree can increase the value of your property
History: Pears are botanically known as Pyrus, a genus which has both ornamental and fruit varieties.
EU Rights: N/A