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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).

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.

The new blush pears being investigated include: ANP-0118 (marketed as Lanya®), ANP-0131 (marketed as Deliza®) and ANP-0534.