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Comice Pear

Pyrus communis

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 pollenizer such as Bartlett in the more humid East. Requires 500 to 600 chilling hours.
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Requires regular watering.


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Average Size at MaturityReaches 30 to 40 ft. tall and 25 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitColumnar
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseMass Planting, Specimen
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFruit Tree & Vine
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Edible
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsRequires regular watering.

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

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