Pear Trees

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FELIPE MASSANES

Gerente Comercial

fmassanes@univiveros.cl

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VICENTE VILLAGRAN

Jefe de Producción Pomáceas y Cerezos

vvillagran@univiveros.cl

 

Varieties

This is a variety from Italy. The tree has medium vigor and early flowering.

It has a high number of flowers per fruit center, it is not self-pollinating and the most suitable pollinator is D’Anjou. Its fruit is small, pear-shaped, smooth green skin that turns yellow when ripe.

It has a sweet yellowish-white color flesh. Sweet flavor, slightly juicy, and fragrant aroma.

It is characterized by an average productivity.

Variety from France. It is a plant of medium to high vigor, upright growth, basitonic, and early flowering.

Not self–pollinating and its best pollinators are Coscia and D’Anjou.

The large fruit has the shape of an elongated and irregular squash, with the largest diameter near the base. The skin of the fruit is light green and turns yellow at ripening. The flesh is white, smooth, tender and buttery. Sweet taste and delicate aroma.

Very old variety, and is believed to be native to Germany. The tree is of medium vigor, strong acrotonic growth, and has good fruit production in spurs.

It has a low chilling requirement and its flowering season occurs from late September to early October. The fruit is medium-sized with a symmetrical bell-shaped body. Its skin changes to a golden yellow color with bright red blush and specks called lenticels appear when ripe. Its flesh is very sweet and juicy.

Variety native to Australia. The tree has high vigor and mid-season flowering.

The fruit of this variety is medium in size and has a symmetrical bell-shaped body.

The skin is light green and changes to yellow with ripeness, with numerous dark lenticels.

It has a very sweet and juicy flesh.

Flamingo is a South African variety; its breeder is ARC- Infruitec.

Harvest date for the south central zone is between the last week of January and early February.

Royalty per plant and production is required, with limitation in planting area (Univiveros® is exclusive licensee in Chile).

Its fruit is medium size.

Its skin is yellowish green with a little red in the body.

Its flesh is sweet and very tasty.

Main Rockstock

Increased precocity, decreased vigor, productive stability, uniform orchards, best size and quality of fruit, among others, are part of the main objectives to be achieved when deciding which rootstock will be used in replanting. In order to meet our customers’ requirements, Univiveros® has the following rootstocks at its disposal:

Quince rootstock of French origin. Has higher productivity than generic rootstock but with less vigor. It is not recommended for intensive orchards.

Abundant root system which provides good anchorage; is not recommended for clay soils and tolerates root aphids well.

Generally used for varieties with little vigor and which are located in poor soils.

Quince rootstock of French origin and widely used in that country.

It is highly productive, improves the fruit size and reduces the vigor making it useful in semi-intensive orchards.

Best dwarfing rootstock for pear trees. It has a great ability to induce precocity and high density crop load. It is used in intensive orchards at densities of 1,500-1,700 trees/ha.

Weak to regular anchoring, so it is necessary to use structure.

Soil, climate, and management requirements superior to other quince trees, so it should be planted with optimum irrigation, nutrition, and weed control management only.

Finished Plants

These are varieties that are developed on one and two year old rootstock.