Pear Doyenne du Comice
The Fruitful Potager
Pyrus Communis Pear Doyenne du Comice has green skinned fruit with white melting flesh and good flavour. Reputed to be one of the best dessert pears. Mid to late season. On a dwarfing rootstock it should get to 4 to 4.5m Needs another pear or nashi for pollination (this could be planted in the same hole). Pollinators include Beurre Bosc, Williams bon Cretien, Winter Cole, Winter Nelis, Nashi Hosui and Nashi Nijiseiki.
Pears are easy care fruit to grow and espalier very well into many forms, because of this and thanks to dwarf rootstocks they are now great choices for backyard orchards.