|ISHS Acta Horticulturae 596: VIII International Symposium on Pear
COMPARATIVE FIELD PERFORMANCE OF CVS. SENSATION RED BARTLETT AND CASCADE GRAFTED TO SIX QUINCE AND PEAR CLONAL SEEDLING ROOTSTOCKS
|Authors: ||S. Musacchi, V. Ancarani, M. Grandi, S. Sansavini|
|Keywords: ||pear, pear/quince performance, graft-incompatibility, interstock|
Field performance of the red-skinned pears cvs.
Cascade and Sensation Red Bartlett and five rootstocks, quinces Sydo, Adams, CTS 212 and BA 29 and the Pyrus communis clone Fox 16, were compared.
BA 29 was also assayed using as interstock ‘Beurré Hardy’.
Both cultivars performed well on ‘Beurré Hardy’/BA 29, the use of the interstock enabling the highest cumulative yield up year 7 of orchard life.
When BA 29 was employed without the interstock, yields dropped, a phenomenon likely due to the graft-incompatibility of the pear/quince system.
Fruit quality analyses evinced significant differences in flesh firmness, acidity and sugar in both cultivars.
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