Apple and Pear Variety and Rootstock Testing

Chair Name: Jef Vercammen (Research Center for Fruit npo (pcfruit npo)), Fruittuinweg 1, 3800 Sint-Truiden, Belgium, Tel.: +32 (0)1169 7081, Fax: +32 (0)11 691 518, Mobile: +32 (0)478 253 797)

Secretary Name: Guerra Walter (Land- und forstwirtschaftliches Versuchszentrum Laimburg, Laimburg 6, 39040 Post Auer (BZ), Italy, Tel.: +39 0471 969 678, Fax: +39 0471 969 599),



Focus of Working:

Aim: Serious and competent testing of new varieties and rootstocks of apples and pears with a proven unified descriptor list in a wide range of climate , based on a fair balanced experimental contract.

Main goals: Exchange of information and experience about new apple and pear varieties and rootstocks.

First work: Development of a proven descriptor list for apple and pear varieties.

Recent work: Standarized experimental contract for variety testing purposes.



Planned activities


Meeting: Randwijk (Netherlands) – March 2017



Meeting: Vilnius (Lithuania) – March 20th and 21st 2015

Documents: Documents and presentations of the meeting are only for personal use (because of confidentiality).



Meeting: Lerida (Spain) – February 19th – 21st 2013

Outputs: Standard Testing Agreement English – French and English – German (English version remains only legal version)



Other relevant WG documents