A demonstration site has been developed at the Tatura Pear Field Laboratory using a cordon tree training system.
- This demonstration uses a pear cultivar ANP-0534 grafted onto D6 rootstock.
- The cordon leaders are spread at 40 centimetres apart.
Virtual Orchard Tour
A look at tree structures in the Cordon demonstration. October 2019.
- U shape Cordon
- Flat shape Cordon
For VR headsets, please use this link: https://roundme.com/tour/504849/view/1671729
Video discussion and demonstration
- A look at trees trained to Cordon - 2016
- Training trees to Cordon - 2014/2015
Dr Ian Goodwin discusses cordon tree training systems on Open Tatura trellis, 2016
Cordon Tree Training for Pear Trees from the Pear Field Laboratory at Agriculture Victoria, Tatura. 2014 & 2015.
Time series Videos Cordon demonstrations
This project, AP12002 Profitable Pears: Maximising productivity and quality of new pear varieties, is funded by Agriculture Victoria with co-investment from Horticulture Innovation Australia Limited using the apple and pear levy and funds from the Australian Government
- Blush pear research orchard
- Fruit Bud Development
- Intensive pear production
- Pear planting systems experiments
- Pear rootstock experiments
- Pear irrigation experiments
- Pear post-harvest ripening and storage
- Blush pear economic feasibility
- Blush pear export market research
- Pear tree training & pruning techniques
- Blush pear international research collaboration
- Blush development in pears. Part 1 - light & temperature
- Blush development in pears. Part 2 - orchard practices