Summary of the effects of currently available rootstocks on growth, yield and quality of new red-blushed pear cultivars.

Key messages:

  • Third leaf flower cluster number, fruit number and yield of cultivars ANP-0118 and ANP-0131 were highest when grafted to Quince A and to a lesser extent, Quince C rootstocks.
  • Leader height at the end of the third leaf for cultivars ANP-0131 and ANP-0534 tended to be less when grafted to BP1, Quince A and Quince C rootstocks.
  • There was no effect of rootstocks on fruit colour, firmness, sweetness and maturity for each of the cultivars.