New blush pears are being investigated
A pear research orchard featuring the new blush pear cultivars has been developed at Agriculture Victoria, Tatura, investigating modern orchard production & management systems that aim to significantly reduce the production time of new plantings and maximise fruit yield and quality.
- ANP-0131 (marketed as Ricō®, previously known as Deliza®),
- ANP-0118 (marketed as Lanya®), and
Research focused on Production, Harvest, Post-harvest and Markets
Agriculture Victoria, Tatura, as part of the Australian National Pear Breeding Program (ANPBP), has developed new blush pear cultivars with the potential to capture new markets for fresh pears. The blush pears are commercialised by Apple and Pear Australia Limited (APAL).
Orchard management and demonstrations
Orchard management techniques and demonstrations from the Blush pear research orchard at Tatura.
- Intensive pear production
- Irrigation budgeting and seasonal planning tool for pear growers
- Fruit Bud Development
- Blush development in pears. Part 1 - light & temperature
- Blush development in pears. Part 2 - orchard practices
- Pear cordon tree training demonstrations
- Pear tree training & pruning techniques
- Intergrated Pest and Disease Management
This project, AP12002 Profitable Pears: Maximising productivity and quality of new pear varieties, is funded by the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources with co-investment from Horticulture Innovation Australia Limited using the apple and pear levy and funds from the Australian Government
Harvest and post-harvest protocols
Postharvest ripening and storage performance of new blush pears developed by Agriculture Victoria and APFIP, including ANP-0131 (marketed as Ricō®, previously known as Deliza®), ANP-0118 (Lanya®) and ANP-0534.
Blush Pear Research Series
Post Harvest Storage ManagementLearn more
Blush pear economic feasibility
Comparison of red-blushed pear cultivars, grown in 'modern' orchard management systems, against European style pear varieties, grown on tradition low density systems.
In collaboration with Goulburn Valley pear growers, Agriculture Victoria researchers conducted economic assessments of the new red-blushed pear ANP-0131 (marketed as Ricō®, previously known as Deliza®) to help growers determine how to grow it most profitably.
Consumer Preference research
Appeal of ANP-0131 (marketed as Ricō®, previously known as Deliza®) and ANP-0118 (Lanya®) Pears, current and future usage, and purchase behaviour of pears.
Understanding consumer preferences that will influence pre and post-harvest decisions that produce fruit for markets and consumers across Asia
Fresh fruit and vegetable export requirements
A guide for Australian Business: Export requirements and Business channels to marketsLearn more