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Pear 'Wonder Tree Doyenne du Comice' (Patio Pear)

Pyrus communis

Hardy Tree

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Super-compact, space-saving pear tree!

Exquisitely rich flavour. Incomparable!

Remains compact and requires almost no pruning!

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Transform even the smallest of growing spaces into a mini orchard with Pear ‘Wonder Tree Doyenne du Comice’. This innovative tree is super compact, yielding a harvest of delicious fruits in a small area, even at a young age. Pear ‘Wonder Tree Doyenne du Comice’ can even be grown in a large container on a balcony or terrace.

Pear ‘Wonder Tree Doyenne du Comice’ requires little maintenance, remaining compact throughout its life so almost no pruning is required! Simply pinch the tips of the newly grown shoots several times with your thumb and forefinger in the spring and the tree will remain in shape.

The Wonder Tree range of fruit trees includes the very best fruit tree varieties, carefully selected for their flavour, disease resistance, hardiness and ease of cultivation. Widely regarded as one of the most flavoursome dessert varieties available, Pear 'Doyenne du Comice' has a rich, perfumed flavour that other cultivars struggle to attain. The large, sweet fruits have a melt-in-the-mouth texture. Harvest them in October and they will store well into November.

Not only can you enjoy the fruit from this Wonder Tree, but it also makes a handsome ornamental specimen with white blossom in April that attracts beneficial pollinators. Height: 2.5m (98in) Spread: 1m (39in). RHS Award of Garden Merit.

  • Pollination group: D. Not self-fertile. Requires a compatible pollination partner to set fruit. If you only have room for one tree then make sure that a neighbour has a tree close by that can act as a suitable pollinator.
  • Harvest: Oct

Estimated time to cropping once planted: 2 years.
Estimated time to best yields: 4 years.

Height Up to 1m (39in)
Spread Up to 1m (39in)

Hardy Tree

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1 x 24cm Potted Plant (KF7099)

Plant pear trees in any well drained soil in a sheltered sunny position. Prior to planting, incorporate plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost into the planting hole and drive the stake into the ground to support the tree. Staking after planting may result in damage to the root ball. Plant fruit trees at their original soil level and firm them into the ground. Fasten the tree to the stake using a tree tie, and water well. Pears will produce the best crops when planted near to another pear tree to increase pollination.

Fruit trees do not suffer weed competition well. Keep weeds and grass clear from within a 30cm radius of base of the tree. In spring, while the ground is moist, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost around the base of the tree, taking care not to mound it up against the stem. This will help to retain moisture throughout the summer. Feed pear trees regularly and water during particularly dry periods.

Pruning pear trees begins immediately after planting. Remove the central stem to just above the highest side branch. For the following 3 years, prune only the tips of the remaining main branches by one third in winter. Aim for about eight main branches which will form the frame of your tree, with fruiting sub branches growing off of them. From the fourth year, some sub branches can be pruned out at the union where they join the main branch, to allow new sub branches to take their place.

In order to produce the best quality, largest pears, the fruits should be thinned in July leaving one or two pears remaining per cluster.

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