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'Comice' pear, photo courtesy of Mark Turner
'Comice' pear, photo courtesy of Mark Turner

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Zone
Zones 2-9, 14-18
Full Sun
Full
Regular Water
Moderate

Pyrus communis 'Comice' pear, 'Doyenne du Comice' pear, 'Royal Riviera' pear

Rosaceae
Deciduous, Edible fruit, Trees

Large to very large; roundish to pear-shaped.Thick, greenish yellow skin is russeted, sometimes blushed. Superb flavor and texture. Ripens after cold storage. Late.Big, vigorous tree; slow to reach bearing age. Bears good crops when soil, climate, and exposure are right. Moderately susceptible to fireblight. Generally self-fruitful but does better in the Northwest with apollenizer. ‘Red Comice’ is a red-skinned sport.

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