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High Potential in New Norwegian Bred Pear Cultivars
- Hjeltnes, S. H., Vercammen, J., Gomand, A., Mage, F., Roen, D.
- Acta horticulturae 2015 no.1094 pp. 111-116
- breeding, climate, commercialization, cultivars, fruit quality, fruits, pears, planting, seedlings
- Three Norwegian bred pear cultivars have been released from the breeding programme that was initiated in 1983, âCelinaâ QTeeÂ®, âKristinaâ and âIngridâ. âIngridâ was launched in 2006, whereas âCelinaâ and âKristinaâ were launched in 2010. Of these three cultivars, âCelinaâ QTeeÂ® is the most promising one, as the process of commercialization and planting has been started in many countries. âCelinaâ QTeeÂ® is an early maturing cultivar with a very attractive red blush, and good fruit quality, and have the potential to be a significant international pear cultivar. âIngridâ is an extremely early cultivar with high fruit quality and medium-small fruits. This cultivar has most appreciation in cooler climate. âKristinaâ is a green-yellow pear with good fruit quality that has shown potential for organic growing. The results from international trials have been a prerequisite for a wide and objective evaluation of the material. Without this information reported back to the breeder, the material would have been discarded and lost. Pear breeding in Graminor at NjÃ¸s was terminated by the grubbing of seedlings in 2009.