PEAR CULTIVARS IN HUNGARIAN GENEBANKS
There are three places in Hungary where pear cultivars are being conserved in gene banks: Ujfehértó, Keszthely and Mosonmagyaróvár. The facility at Újfehértó, located in north-east Hungary, was established in 1975. There are currently 454 pear cultivars being preserved there. The second gene bank in Keszthely, on the west part of the Lake Balaton, was established in 1981. This facility preserves 256 pear cultivars. In 2000 a third pear collection was established in Mosonmagyaróvár. Nine charac¬teristics are being evaluated in these three genebanks. Correlations were determined between the morphological and phenological characteristics and the climatic parameters of the different locations. Contrasts were noted between the old pears of Hungarian origin and the new foreign cultivars.
Kocsisne, G.M., Szabo, T., Ivancsics , J., Varga, J., Szabo , Z., Nyeki, J. and Soltesz, M. (2011). PEAR CULTIVARS IN HUNGARIAN GENEBANKS. Acta Hortic. 918, 717-722
Pyrus communis, cultivars