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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

Authors

Frank Melville

Keywords

Fruit growing, Pears, Cultural methods, USA

First Page Number

791

Last Page Number

816

Abstract

COMMERCIAL pear growing was seen only in Washington State where production is in the vicinity of five million bushels or about 12 per cent, of the total fruit production of the State.

Two-thirds of the pears are Bartletts which are used extensively for canning. The other main variety is D'Anjou with lesser quantities of Bosc and Winter Nelis all of which are used for the fresh fruit trade.

In the last six years a serious depletion in tree numbers has occurred due to the inroads of Pear Decline a new disease the cause of which at present is unknown.

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