Manual of Rootstocks

Winter NelisStandard European pear rootstock

Used for: European pear, Asian pear
Developed by: M. Jean Charles Nelis
Country of origin: Belgium
Introduced: 1818

The Winter Nelis pear is sometimes used as a standard rootstock for other European pears.

Winter Nelis rootstock characteristics

  • Species compatibilityEuropean pear, Asian pear
  • Vigour % of standard100% - 105%
  • Rootstock size classStandard
  • PrecocitySlow to start bearing
  • Country of originBelgium
  • Period of origin1800 - 1849
  • Fire blightVery susceptible
  • Powdery mildewSome susceptibility
  • ScabSome resistance
  • Root lesion nematodeSome susceptibility
  • Honey / Oak root fungusSome resistance
  • Crown GallSome resistance
  • Root suckersMany

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