Varieties and rootstock

Rootstocks for intensive pear production

By Rod Jones, Ian Goodwin and Susanna Turpin DEPI scientists share their progress on trying to identify which pear rootstock / variety combinations perform best in intensive pear production systems. By definition, intensive pear production systems use more than 1,000 trees per hectare and can achieve more than 8,000 trees per hectare depending on rootstock/scion [...]

By |October 30th, 2014|PIPS, Varieties and rootstock|

Apple and pear variety registry 2014

In response to a specific request from key stakeholders in the apple and pear industry, APAL has compiled a list of all available and emerging apple and pear varieties in Australia. Author: Angus Crawford Technical Manager, APAL 03 9329 3511 acrawford@apal.org.au Over many years the variety makeup of Australia’s apple and pear industry [...]

By |October 24th, 2014|Varieties and rootstock|

Register now to grow new dark-skinned apple

Apple growers can now apply to grow the new WA-bred 'ANABP 01' apple. Photo: DAFWA Updated 27 Jan 2015. Apple growers who are interested in planting the new dark skinned ‘ANABP 01’ apple can now register their interest to get trees in 2016 and beyond. The ‘ANABP 01’ apple has been bred in Western [...]

By |October 3rd, 2014|Varieties and rootstock|

Getting the best nursery tree possible

The Australian Pome Fruit Improvement Program (APFIP) is helping growers identify and purchase high quality nursery trees that suit their needs. Defining the quality of nursery trees seems to be a part of any conversation when fruit growers get together. Currently, there are at least five different types of nursery trees that growers require nurseries [...]

By |September 22nd, 2014|APFIP, Varieties and rootstock|

WA breeds new apple variety

A new firm and juicy WA-developed apple is one step closer to shop shelves after 20 years of breeding and testing by the Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia (DAFWA). DAFWA director general Rob Delane (lt), Fruit West Co-operative chairman Ben Darbyshire (centre) and Agriculture and Food Minister Ken Baston (rt) with some [...]

By |July 28th, 2014|Varieties and rootstock|

Australian growers get first bite at new pear

PIQA® BOO® brand pears growing in NZ (Photo: Andrew Maughan, Freshmax). A new type of pear with the brand name PIQA® BOO® is now available for Australian fruit growers to grow through a licensing agreement with Freshmax. The PIQA® BOO® brand fruit combines characteristics from European, Japanese and Chinese pears, giving the fruit [...]

By |June 19th, 2014|Varieties and rootstock|

A chance to guide pome fruit breeding research

Author: Brett Ennis CEO of Prevar +64 6 835 2530 bme@prevar.co.nz To help deliver the most beneficial new pome fruit products into the future, Prevar is calling for growers to provide input into their pome fruit breeding program. Winston Churchill once said, “It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look [...]

By |April 15th, 2014|Varieties and rootstock|

New fruit rights group to protect varieties

Blog author: Mr Russell Soderlund Executive Officer, Fruit Rights Australia 0400 117 360 russell.soderlund@bigpond.com Russell Soderlund shares news about the new group called Fruit Rights Australia that aims to help growers understand more about proprietary fruit varieties. A group of leading deciduous tree fruit variety managers have come together in a new association to [...]

By |March 25th, 2014|News, Varieties and rootstock|