BP 1 pear rootstock

Rootstock variety from ANFIC

Exclusive to ANFIC
Commercial or trial status

Dwarf pear rootstock from South Africa

Semi dwarfing rootstock 60 to 75% of D6.
Plant and rootstock performance

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.