|Botanical Name:||Pyrus communis|
Sächsische Landesanstalt für Landwirtschaft
Sobrigener Str. 3A
Manfred Fischer, Dresden, Germany
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
Variety used for comparison: 'Madame Verté'
Summary: The leaf blade of 'Uta' is medium to long while that of 'Madame Verté' is long to very long. The stalk of 'Uta' is of medium thickness whereas it is thick for 'Madame Verté'. The fruit profile of 'Uta' is concave whereas it is convex for 'Madame Verté'.
TREE: weak to medium vigour, strong branching, spreading growth habit, begins flowering late season
ONE-YEAR-OLD SHOOT: wavy growth, short to medium length of internode, medium brown on sunny side, medium to many lenticels
VEGETATIVE BUD: acute apex, slightly held out position in relation to shoot, large bud support
YOUNG SHOOT: medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration of growing tip, weak density of pubescence on upper third
LEAF: downwards attitude in relation to shoot, medium to long, medium width, medium to large length/width ratio, acute base, acute apex, medium to long pointed tip, sharply serrated margin on upper half, shallow to medium depth incisions, weak curvature of longitudinal axis
STIPULES: medium to long distance from basal attachment of petiole
SEPALS: medium length, recurved in relation to corolla
FLOWER BUD: mainly on spurs, long
FLOWER: stigma located at same level and above stamens
PETALS: not touching, large, ovate, cuneate base, long claw
IMMATURE FRUIT: brown sepals in early summer
FRUIT: small to medium length, large to very large maximum diameter, small to medium length/diameter ratio, position of maximum diameter slightly towards calyx, large, slightly asymmetric in longitudinal cross-section, concave profile of sides, medium depth stalk cavity, sepals erect at harvest, late maturity for consumption
SKIN: ground colour not visible, absent or very small area of over colour, very large area of russet located around eye basin, very large area of russet on cheeks and around stalk attachment
STALK: medium to long, medium thickness, weak curvature, straight in relation to axis of fruit
EYE BASIN, AT HARVEST: medium depth, medium to broad, slightly ribbed relief around eye
FLESH: medium texture, medium firmness, juicy
Origin & Breeding History: 'Uta' originated from a controlled cross between the female parent variety 'Madame Verté' and the male parent variety 'Bosc' conducted by breeder Professor Dr. Manfred Fischer of Dresden, Germany in May 1968 in Naumburg/Saale, Germany. It was selected by the breeder in November 1973 for its tree growth habit and size, fruit maturity, quality, yield, size, colour, disease resistance and post-harvest qualities. From 1994 to 1998, it was tested at 9 sites in regional adaptability tests. 'Uta' was first propagated asexually by budding in a controlled environment in August 1974 in Naumburg/Saale, Germany.
Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Uta' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, grant number 5802, purchased from the Bundessortenamt in Hannover, Germany. The trials were conducted by the Bundessortenamt in Hannover, Germany in 2005 and 2006.
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