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Doyenne du Comice

Dessert pear

Pyrus communis L.

Raised by the Horticultural Society of Maine et Loire, Angers, France. First fruited in 1849. Introduced to England in 1858 by Sir Thomas Dyke Acland. Fruits have pale yellow, extremely melting, juicy flesh with a delicate and delicious flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Mother to:
Belle Guerandaise
Concorde
Father to:
Cascade
Colette
Condo
Dawn
Sports:
Red Comice
Doyenne du Comice (4n)

Accession No.
1968 - 079

Accession name
Doyenne du Comice
Size
large-very large 1
Shape
conical/pyriform 1
Ground Colour
yellow 1
Over Colour
orange-red 1
Over Colour Amount
very low 1
Russet
high (51-75%) 1
Flesh Colour
white 1
Weight
442.00 g 1
Stalk Angle
oblique 1
Stalk Curve
absent 1
Stalk Thickness
very thick 1
Stalk Length
medium-long 1
Eye Aperture
open/half open 1
Stalk Length
medium-long mm 1

References:
1. NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.

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