Cordon Pear trees are a good choice for restricted areas and a fence or wall. They can be grown at a 45degree angle, or upright. The rootstock we use for our cordon Doyenne du Comice is Quince C which is the best stock for cordon trees. Plant 60-80cm’s apart.
Du Comice - raised from the first seed bed in the fruit garden of Comice Horticole, Angers, Department of Maine-et-Loire, France. First fruited in 1849 but did not reach Europe for some years later. Often considered the benchmark in quality and flavour for dessert Pears but needs ideal conditions to produce of it’s best. The trees can be slower coming into fruit than other varieties.
Doyenne du Comice cordon Pear Tree – season
Doyenne du Comice should be harvested in late October and used from store about a month later, usually keeping until January.
Doyenne du Comice Pear – appearance
Large to very large, weighty, medium green becoming only slightly yellowish when ripe.
Superb; becomes tender and extra-juicy with the perfect Pear flavour.
Doyenne du Comice Pear – Pollination
Doyenne du Comice is a triploid variety so needs two others to crop well. Here are some suggested varieties:
Williams Bon Chretien