HARROW, a range of pears tolerant to fire blight

BREEDER – Harrow Station, Ontario (Canada) – Mr. Brooks, Oregon (USA) / EXPERIMENTAL TERRITORIES – Southern Europe / ORIGINS – 1960-1963

In 1963, a pear hybridization program is launched at the Harrow Research Station. His goal? Get cultivars resistant to Erwinia amylovora fire blight. The 1st varieties are created in the 80’s under the leadership of David HUNTER. Meanwhile, rootstocks crossings resistant to Old Home Farmingdale fire blight are conducted at the University of Oregon: the OHF hybrids are selected by BROOKS breeder in 1960. It is the FAROLD®. Star Fruits is then able to combine these varieties and the rootstock to propose pears tolerant to fire blight.