A French pear, though well-known in England by the late 19th century. The Victorian author Robert Hogg records several letters from fellow enthusiasts praising its “surpassing flavour” which is rich and buttery with a heady perfume.
Doyenne du Commice
Rootstock: Pyrus communis, Quince A
Place/Date of Origin: France 1900’s
Season of use: Oct
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