Evolution: still life in the pear category

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Dec 5, 2016
Evolution: still life in the pear category

The Grower, December 2016 issue
By Karen Davidson

The table is set for a new generation of pears. Several varieties such as AC Harrow Crisp, AC Harovin Bounty and Cold Snap have made their debuts in the last 20 years. But by 2022, there should be new Canadian pears available to consumers. HW623, was licensed to the Vineland Growers Co-operative in 2015 and first plantings are expected next year. HW624, which has red-blushed, medium-sized fruit and a high tolerance to both the bacterium that causes fire blight and the insect of pear psylla, is the most recent release from Vineland Research and Innovation Centre. Read more