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World's Best Tasting Comice Pear Tree

  • Excellent Quality
  • Sweet Juicy Fruit
  • Vigorous Growth
  • Fresh Eating, Baking and Canning
  • Little Pruning Required

The Comice Pear is an ornamental tree that bears superior fruit. Plant several in the backyard for a small orchard, or just one in front for its natural landscape-enhancing beauty.

Enjoy a seasonal bounty of fresh, delicious pears when you plant our Comice Pear Tree (Pyrus 'Comice'). Dubbed the 'Connoisseur's pear,' the Comice has been a generational favorite among growers and foodies, beloved for its deliciousness as a fresh-eating pear as well as its delightful culinary potential.

This ornamental pear bears excellent fruit, whether you choose to grow just one out front for its beautiful look or several out back to create your own mini orchard. Buy it for its looks, buy it for an abundant crop you can count on every season, or both.

Comice pears are sweet and juicy with a firm texture that gives you that classic pear "snap" with every bite. The skin of the pear is light green and has a faint rosy blush that lets you know it was picked at the peak of perfection.

The crunch of this pear and the firmness of its flesh makes it ideal for baking, adding to a pear crisp, and for baking pies. Its flesh also makes it a great pear for canning, letting you preserve some of your harvest for enjoyment later on in the year.

The Comice Pear was first introduced in the 1800s in France and quickly sealed its reputation as being the pear to own. The Comice is revered among growers for its low-maintenance requirements and ease of growing.

Adaptable to a range of conditions, this pear tree is easy to love and easy on the eyes too. As winter turns to spring, watch in amazement as the Comice Pear Tree puts on a spectacle for you (and passersby) to enjoy. It comes to life with pristine white blooms that attract butterflies and other pollinators who follow its subtle fragrance instinctively.

The Comice Pear Tree basically takes care of itself once planted. Its upright, vigorous growth is easily maintained with minimal pruning, and its branches are tenaciously strong and stout

The Comice Pear is a lovely fruiting tree for your yard and will give you years of enjoyment with its spring display and superior fruit. Order today!

Recommended pollinators: Bartlett, Bosc, D'Anjou

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Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
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Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Wonderfully Sweet Dessert Comice Pear

After the Bartlett pear, there is no pear more recognizable in the United States than the Comice Pear. Also referred to as the Christmas Pear, this is most attributed to the Harry and David Company and their years of offering the Royal Riviera Comice pear in their gift boxes. Since 1932, Harry and David's Bear Creek Orchards of the Rogue River Valley have been growing and selling this United States favorite.

The Royal Riviera pear is simply a Comice pear, but it may find an ideal climate in the Rogue River Valley of Southern Oregon. The Comice pears grown there are consistently of the finest quality and rate as some of the best pears grown in the United States.

But the Comice pear has a long history as a favorite of the Europe and the Americas. It was first fruited in Anger France at the Horticultural Society of Maine et Loire in 1849. It was considered a truly high-flavored desert quality fruit right away.

First introduced as Doyenne du Comice, it made its way into England by Sir France Dyke Acland in 1858, where it fast became recognized as one of the finest desert pears. After that point, it quickly made its way to most major pear growing regions world-wide.

The Comice pear is still a number one choice for fresh eating but has become a home garden favorite in more recent years. Pears must be picked at the right time to get the maximum flavor in storage. Commercially, Comice can be picked too early. This will result in a pear that ripens with less sugar, a trait so important to a fine quality Comice Pear.

Today, Comice is still the choice of many a fruit gift pack grower. The attention by these grower/packers is focused on the proper timing for harvest to insure the finest quality fruit to your table. With a Comice pear tree in the backyard, the same attention is paid to picking your fruit, although now the whole crop is yours and each piece is picked just right so that each fruit is as good as the last.

PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Comice Pear Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Botanical Name Pyrus 'Comice'
Mature Height Semi Dwarf: 12 - 18 feet
Soil Type Widely Adaptable
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Fruiting Time 3 - 5 years