Manual of Rootstocks

PyrodwarfSemi-vigorous European pear rootstock

Used for: European pear, Medlar
Developed by: Geisenheim Research Station, Germany
Country of origin: Germany
Introduced: 1980
Parentage: Old Home x Louise d'Avranches

Pyrodwarf is a popular vigorous rootstock developed from Old Home x Louise Bonne pear varieties.

Pyrodwarf rootstock characteristics

  • Species compatibilityEuropean pear, Medlar
  • Vigour % of standard65% - 80%
  • Rootstock size classVigorous
  • Support requiredTemporary support
  • Cold-hardinessCold-hardy
  • DeveloperGeisenheim Research Institute
  • Country of originGermany
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Woolly aphidSome resistance
  • Fire blightSome resistance, Some susceptibility
  • Root suckersSome

Find our more about this rootstock in the 'Manual of Worldwide Temperate Zone Fruit and Nut Tree Rootstocks'.