Ooty 1, Common pear, Kieffer, New Pear, William and Jargonelle.
Red laterite soil with good drainage and high organic matter content. Can be grown atan elevation of above 1200 m. pH 5.8 to 6.2.
Plant one year old grafts / rooted cuttings.
June – December.
5 x 5 m or 6 x 6 m in pits of 60 cm x 60 cm x 60 cm in size.
Water the plants till establishment
Apply FYM 25 kg, N 500 g and 1 kg in each of P and K per bearing tree / year
Remove stock sprouts regularly. Train the plants to open centre system and prune everyyear in November – December. Top working on country pear with choice varieties can be doneduring December – January with cleft grafting.
Fruit fly Set up methyl eugenol 1 % trap with malathion 50 EC 1ml/lit. Neem oil 30ml/lit.
Early varieties will come to harvest in May – June and late varieties in July – October.
100 to 120 kg per tree per year in common pear, 70 to 80 kg per tree per year inKieffer and New Pear, 30 to 40 kg per tree per year in William and Jargonelle and 90 kg pertree per year in Ooty 1.