Widely regarded as one of the flavoursome Pear varieties available, Pear 'Doyenne du Commice' has a richness that other cultivars struggle to attain. The sweet fruits have a melt-in-the-mouth texture of the highest quality.
Grafted onto 'Quince A' rootstock to produce a tree with moderate vigour and promote fruiting at an early age. These strong growing trees are partially self-fertile but make the ideal planting partner for other varieties such as 'Williams Bon Chretien' to aid pollination and increase the yield. If you only have room for one tree then make sure that a neighbour has a tree close by that can act as suitable pollinator. Rootstock: Quince A. Height and spread if not containerised: 3m (9').
Feed and water containerised plants regularly. Prune only the tips of the main branches by one third in winter. Some sub branches can be pruned out when necessary at the union where they join the main branch, to allow new sub branches to take their place.
In order to produce the best quality, largest fruits, pears should be thinned in July leaving one or two fruits remaining per cluster.
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