The Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology
Vol. 78 No: 2
Performance of 'Williams' pear on five rootstocks
S. HUSAIN, V. URBINA, J. DALMASES, M. PASCUAL and R. DALMAU
The vegetative and productive performance of 'Williams' pear growing on OHF-333, BA-29, BA-29 with interstock B.Hardy, Kirschensaller and the own-rooted 'Williams' rootstocks were compared during a seven-year period.
The cultivation was carried out in the Lleida Experimental Station, on a well-drained loamy, calcareous soil of pH 8.5. Greater vigour was obtained with the own-rooted 'Williams', with no differences in tree spread at the beginning of the seventh year.
A lower uniformity and higher level of chlorosis were found for the quince rootstocks.
The greatest accumulated yield was obtained with OHF-333, with no apparent differences among the other rootstocks.
There were no significant differences in fruit quality parameters among the rootstocks.
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