Sweet Sensation is a roundish conical pear of similar shape to Comice, and, in fact, of very similar eating quality to Comice. It is a red-stripped variety with very juicy white flesh; sweet and aromatic.
Origin: Sweet Sensation is a red strain of DoyennÃ© du Comice developed in Holland. It was discovered in 1992 as a natural mutation of a DoyennÃ© du Comice tree in an orchard belonging to Simon Broertjes in Wijdenes in North Holland. The pear was eventually registered with the name De Rode Van Doorn by Joop van Doorn, a fellow grower. The variety was released in 2008, and the fruit first became available to consumers in 2010.
The marketing name is Sweet Sensation. It is a registered ‘club’ pear variety owned by Next Fruit Generation who have a license agreement with New Sensations Bv, who, in turn, have a European sales agreement with The Greenery in Holland, BFV in Belgium, AG Thames in UK, etc.
Grown in: The Netherlands, UK, Belgium, Italy, Spain, South Africa, Argentina.
Sweet Sensation – Official site