Stepover trees are used primarily for edging a border or pathway or to divide the kitchen/vegetable garden. These very tiny trees are just 18” in height with two side laterals from the main stem forming a capital ‘T’ shape. The stepover tree is an ormamental addition to your garden and these trees are grown on the Quince C rootstock. Plant 120-150cm’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 stepover 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