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Description

Grow these and put 'em in your own gift boxes. Giant, juicy, rich-flavored pears are golden with a trace of red. It’s also blight-resistant. Pollinate with Starking® Delicious™ or Moonglow. Ripens early October.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Yellow
Fruit Size Medium - Large
Ripens/Harvest Early October
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Rich, Sweet
Texture Firm, Fine
Years to Bear 4 - 6
Zone Range 5 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 8
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 12 - 15' tall x 9 - 11' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 12 - 15' apart to ensure room for growth.

Pollination

This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant one of these varieties within 50' for best pollination.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow pear trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Shipping Information

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
looks good, harvest time
STEVE J on Jan 27, 2020
Best pears I've ever eaten. Period.
CR H on Dec 18, 2019
looks good, harvest time
STEVE J on Jan 27, 2020
Because I was told that the Royal Riviera pear is a Comice pear and very sweet.
Trish on Dec 28, 2019
Best pears I've ever eaten. Period.
CR H on Dec 18, 2019
Blight resistant
MARIA G on Oct 23, 2019
christmas pear, stores well
Juan J on Sep 2, 2019
All time favorite pear! Must pick then store correctly for weeks before they are ready to eat but they are worth the trouble. Delectable!
Sunny M on Jun 8, 2019
Because I was told that the Royal Riviera pear is a Comice pear and very sweet.
Trish on Dec 28, 2019
Blight resistant
MARIA G on Oct 23, 2019
Will Seckel and Comice be good pollinators for one another?
Wendy G on Jan 27, 2020
Comice Pear
Comice Pear
Seckel Pear
Seckel Pear
BEST ANSWER: My pear trees will be one year old this spring (2020) so they are too young to produce fruit. I live in Nashville where fire blight is a problem for the family of fruit trees that pear trees belong to and pollination is not my concern but which varieties from those that I purchased survive fire blight. Moreover, since I purchased several other varieties besides these two, even after they produce fruit, I would not be able to tell which varieties cross-pollinate each other and which do not.
Previous note by Sunny M on June 8, 2019 says these pears must be picked and stored correctly for weeks before they are ready to eat. What does this mean?
Addie L on Aug 16, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No European pears ripen on the tree; you must pick them prior to ripening and let them mature off the tree. Here is an article in our Growing Guide about harvesting pears: https://www.starkbros.com/growing-guide/article/pears-ready-to-harvest
When do I pick my Comice pears?
Janet A on Oct 26, 2019
BEST ANSWER: About Sept 28 in my part of Wisconsin. Pick them when mature but not ripe, then store in the refrigerator for 30 days, remove to a 70 degree room until they are ripe. This avoids wasp, lady bug, crow, etc damage and also provides great tasting pears - the very best pears!

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