'CREA 194pvr', the new pear cultivar released by CREA Centro di Ricerca Olivicoltura, Frutticoltura e Agrumicoltura
CREA 194PVR (Pyrus communis L.) is a new attractive early-season fresh market pear cultivar. It was obtained in 1994 by CRA-FRF, now CREA Centro di Ricerca Olivicoltura, Frutticoltura e Agrumicoltura, from an open pollination of the pear cultivar Carmenpvr. It was selected in 2002 at the experimental farm of Magliano - Forlì. Trialed on different rootstocks, this selection proved to adapt well to the Po Valley area conditions and of other areas characterized by more temperate climate. It has a consistent, medium-high productivity whereas sometimes fruit thinning is required to obtain good-sized fruits. It has a very early fruit bearing both on Pyrus communis and on quince rootstock (Cydonia oblonga). It is fully adapted to different production areas in northern Italy and in other European countries. The tree has an erect growth habit, productivity, medium vigour and a high graft compatibility with vigorous rootstocks FAROLD®40 and SYDO® while it is recommended to add an interstock on quinces (BA29; EMC, EMH). Flowering starts early and it is successfully pollinated by Abbé Fétel, Carmenpvr, Williams B.C. and Santa Maria Morettini. Harvest time in the Po valley is late July, 8-10 days after Carmen*. Fruits are medium-to-large sized, yellow-colored with a red blush on 40-50% of the skin surface. Fruit flesh is medium to fine textured, juicy, sweet and aromatic. Resistance to handlings and storability are higher compared to Carmenpvr.
Baruzzi, G., Sirri, S. and Caracciolo, G. (2021). 'CREA 194pvr', the new pear cultivar released by CREA Centro di Ricerca Olivicoltura, Frutticoltura e Agrumicoltura. Acta Hortic. 1303, 127-130
cultivar, early fruit bearing, productivity, quality, Pyrus communis L