Tree

TREE CHARACTERISTICS

Remarks

REMARKS

Growth habit
Bearing habit
Chilling requirement

Spreading and vigorous
On spurs and young shoots
Medium (900 Infruitec units)

Production

PRODUCTION CHARACTERISTICS

Harvest date
Production
Full bloom date
Pollinators

Storage ability

Late January
Good
Between Forelle and Packham’s Triumph
Forelle, Abate Fetel, Rosemarie, Flamingo
(depending on region)
Excellent at regular atmosphere for 12 weeks at 0˚C
(tested by Experico)

Pears

FRUIT CHARACTERISTICS

Shape
Size
Colour
Taste and texture
Lenticels
Stem length

Turbinate/ oblong-ovate-pyriform (egg-shaped)
Good (average size 170g/fruit)
Bright blushed skin (retains blush during heat waves)
Sweet, juicy with pear flavour, excellent eating quality
Conspicuous
Intermediate

Produc-upgrade

PRODUCT GRADING

Product type

Attractive blush with good eating qualities

General

GENERAL

Partly funded by DFPT. The growth of trees is vigorous and was not tested on all dwarfing rootstocks e.g. BA29. Incompatible symptoms on C51 were noted on very sandy soil in Steteyn region. Nursery trees can show seasonal symptoms of blister bark, which has no effect on mature trees. Flower formation on BP1 rootstock was weak, but girdling shows very good results. Most flowers in clusters do set fruit, resulting in clustered fruit formation, which needs thinning.

* = Plant Breeders Rights: ARC Infruitec-Nietvoorbij