Comice Pear Tree
One of the most delicious Pears we can grow, the Comice Pear Tree is prized for its richly flavored, juicy, firm and delectably sweet fruit. An early winter treat, Comice Pear is best when picked firm in late fall and stored in a cool room for a month or more.
Latin Name: Pyrus communis
Site and Soil: European Pears like full to 1/2 day sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: A dwarfing rootstock for European Pears, OHxF 513 produces trees 10-12 ft. in height.
Pollination Requirements: European Pears need another variety nearby for cross-pollination. Our Asian Pear varieties can also be used as pollinators.
Hardiness: Hardy to minus 25°F. or below.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in height.
Taste: Sweet, juicy, firm
Fruit Skin: Greenish-yellow with red blush
Fruit Size: Large
Bloom Time: April
Ripening Time: October
Yield: 50+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Our European Pear varieties are generally quite disease resistant and easy to grow. Except for occasional problems with Codling Moth, we have not seen significant insect damage on our varieties.
USDA Zone: 4-8