Which pear variety is most suitable for organic production? This manufacturer gives the answer

When dealing with agriculture according to organic principles, producers must pay attention to numerous items such as efficient nutrition and protection from diseases and pests that reduce the yield and quality of fruits, but also to the selection of appropriate species, ie varieties that are “grateful” for organic production.

Photo: Dušan Zeljković

Pear variety that has taken root in the area of ​​Bačka

That is exactly why our interlocutor Dušan Zeljković chose the pear variety Kifer’s seedling. He grows it on an area of ​​3.5 hectares in the Vojvodina village of Gornja Rogatica, which belongs to the municipality of Backa Topola. Zeljković points out that this pear is a variety that is domesticated in the area of ​​Bačka so it is resistant to cultivation in organic production.

“This variety is grateful for organic production and does not require it intensive spraying. It is one of the rare varieties of pear that is also suitable for Demeter certification. The coil is best received on a wild pear rootstock that has an extremely developed root system and in situations where the groundwater is shallow enough does not require watering systems kap po kap. Although it is possible to find it on the base of quince BA 29, which is compatible with this variety of pear, ”explains this organic producer.

In addition to pears, he also grows Sunburst cherries

He adds that the Kiferov seedling variety has proven to be very resistant to diseases and pests that affect other pear varieties – bacterial blight as well as the pear flea, the pest of the pear tree that sucks the sap, damages the leaves, flowers, pear fruits and reduces the yield.

In addition to this pear variety, our interlocutor also grows 200 cherry trees Sanberst also according to the principles of organic production.

Kiferov sejanacPhoto: Dušan Zeljković

When asked if he plans to include another crop in addition to the two mentioned above, our interlocutor answered that they do not plan to introduce additional fruit crops.

Source: Agromedia by www.agromedia.rs.

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