‘Homogeneous growth and good yields are also great assets’

Gerhard Baab, Dienstleistungszentrum Ländlicher Raum Rheinpfalz, Rheinbach (Germany)

“We carried out a rootstock trial using the pear variety Lucas grafted on Q-Eline. Q-Eline’s frost resistance is a great advantage, as is its good growth, which is less good than that of A quinces, but better than that of C quinces. The homogeneous growth and good yields are also great assets. I definitely see promising opportunities for areas susceptible to frost and for soils that are not too demanding. In such areas Q-Eline will certainly have added value.”