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  • Eventual height: 3m
  • Eventual spread: 2.5m

pear 'Doyenné du Comice'

pear Doyenne du Comice

5 year guarantee RHS award of garden merit Perfect for pollinators
18cm pot (dwarf) £44.99
£44.99
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This plant is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast
  • Flowering period: April
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Pollination Group: 3 - flowering late season
  • Ultimate size on Dwarf rootstock (unnamed) : 3 x 2.5m (10x10ft)

    This delightful dessert pear tree is covered with pure white flowers in mid spring, followed by large fruits, renowned for their excellent flavour. Vigorous and upright in habit it's an ideal specimen tree for a small, sunny, well-drained site.

  • Garden care: Pears naturally shed a small quantity of the developing fruits in mid summer. After this has occurred thin out the remaining pears, leaving one pear per cluster. Add a high-nitrogen feed in spring.
    In August summer prune by shortening any side shoots (or laterals) which are longer than 20cm back to three leaves. This will allow the sun to ripen the fruit and encourage more fruit buds. Make sure that the growth you’re cutting away feels firm to the touch.
    The main prune should be done in the winter as long as it isn't frosty or freezing. Take out the 3D’s (dead, dying and diseased wood) and create an open shape. Then reduce the leaders back by a third. Aim to create an airy structure without any crisscrossing branches.

  • Pollination Information: This pear belongs to pollination group C, so you will need need to plant one other different variety of pear to guarantee cross pollination, and a subsequent bumper crop. Ideally this should come from the same pollination group, however it is possible to use one from group B as well.
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