Pyrus Doyenne du Comice is a French fruiting Pear that was introduced into the UK in 1858 and won the RHS Award of Garden Merit in 2002.
The flowers of this pear are single and white and are produced in early spring. The bright glossy green leaves follow and can exhibit some good colour in the autumn, depending upon the climate. The yellowy green fruits develop throughout the summer and are ready for harvesting in the autumn time. This pear can be eaten straight from the tree and is juicy and tasty. It is not as well cultivated as the Conference Pear as the fruit does not have such useful storage capacity.
Pyrus Doyenne du Comice is a self sterile pear, it therefore requires a pollination partner for fruit production; both Pyrus communis Conference and Beech Hill can act as pollinators. This tree will tolerate most soil conditions, providing the area is well drained; they will not perform well on soils prone to water logging. It performs best in sheltered courtyards or sunny positions, where the warmth will help to bring on the fruit.
At Barcham we have a limited range of fruit trees, providing the very best selection that will compliment one another nicely. This pear is a great addition to any orchard and makes a useful garden tree in restricted spaces as it is relatively slow growing.
If you live in an area prone to rabbits or deer then we recommend rabbit guards for these trees.
Mature Heght: 3-7m
Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.
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Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750
Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.
Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.
For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.
For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.