Doyenne Du Comice Pear (semi-dwarf)
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One of the finest flavoured pears, from trial beds in the Comice Horticole, Angers, Department of Maine-et-Loire, France in mid-19th century. First fruited in 1849. Introduced to England in 1858 by Sir Thomas Dyke Acland. Skin smooth with russet markings, colour dull, clear yellow with faint russet-red blush on exposed cheek. Flesh tinged yellow, fine-grained on the outside, granular toward the core, melting, tender, buttery, very juicy, sweet and vinous, aromatic. Ideal for warm, Australian climates.
- Pollination Group: Buerre Bosc, Williams, Comice, Winter Nellis, Winter Cole, Beurre Diel, Yellow Huffcap, Durondeau, Easter Beurre, Beurre Superfin, Forelle.
- Size: to approx. 3 metres tall when mature
Hedrick U.P. (1921). Twenty-ninth Annual Report, Vol. 2, Part II, The Pears of New York, Report of the New York Agricultural Experiment Station for the year 1921. State of New York - Department of Agriculture. Albany: J.B. Lyon Company, 1921
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