The number of kilos of pears that are produced in the world every second. This represents a harvest of 22.7 million tonnes of pears per year, worldwide. The leading producer of pears is China.
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The Star Fruits Solution
The compromised future of Harrow
In the early 90s, Star Fruits introduced pears of the Harrow range developed by David HUNTER on the European market by starting the license management process. Thus it manages quarantine phases, evaluation orchards in level 1 and 2 phases, the CTPS registration phases, pre-multiplication phases, etc. But the program’s future is compromised by the widespread use of rootstocks sensitive to fire blight in the production chain in Europe, including the BA 29.
The choice of a new rootstock
To remedy this, Star Fruit chose to evaluate FAROLD® OHF on the European market from the 90s. The license manager engages in a long process of experimentation to convince the players in the sector of the reliability of this new plant material. In the 2000s, the pressure of fire blight is increasing in Europe and the Mediterranean basin. Star Fruit combines the Harrow varieties collection with FAROLD® revealing the most potential: FAROLD ® Daytor OHF 87 and FAROLD®Daygon OHF40.
At least Equivalent
Harrow varieties combine beautiful presentation and great texture fineness:
According to the most recent tests, the rootstock FAROLD®Daytor OHF 87 induces superior production to various witnesses, with adequate strength. The fruits obtained from this rootstock have a template, a maturity and quality equivalent to those of BA 29, with a potentially smoother and clearer skin.
Today, the association offers Harrow-FAROLD® plant material with at least a double tolerance. The agronomic results are of a very high level.