Rootstock variety from ANFIC
BP 1 pear rootstock
Dwarf pear rootstock from South Africa
Most popular rootstock in South Africa.
Suitable for high density plantings. Will require spur pruning in hot climates.
Resistant to collar rot and latent viruses, susceptible to fireblight.
Early APFIP trial results show BP1 performing almost as well as BM2000 with both the Williams and Packhams pear varieties.