Comice Pear

Pyrus communis

Item 06152MT


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Key feature:
  • Light Needs
    Full sun
  • Watering Needs
    Requires regular watering.

Introduced in France in 1849, this favorite is often found in fancy fruit gift packs, and considered the best tasting Pear variety. Its large, greenish-yellow fruit is blushed with red and has a sweet, juicy flavor. Lovely, white blooms appear early-to-mid spring. Fruit can be harvested beginning in late September. It is self-fertile in the arid West, but produces much better with a pollinator such as Bartlett in the more humid East. Requires 500 to 600 chilling hours.

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Average Landscape Size
Reaches 30 to 40 ft. tall and 25 ft. wide.
Flowering Season
Landscape Use
Botanical Name: Pyrus communis
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Deciduous
Growth Habit: Columnar
Growth Rate: Fast
Special Feature: Attracts Butterflies, Edible
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Attribute: Showy Flowers
Bloom Time: Spring
Flower Color: Yellow
Garden Style: Rustic ,   Cottage

Use as shade or street trees. Adaptable to most soils, including clay. Tolerant of air pollution, drought and wind. For optimum fruit crops, schedule regular fertilizing, pruning, and supplemental watering in arid climates. Prune in late winter or early spring to shape or to remove damaged or crowded branches.

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