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Advanced-stage test pear plantations thanks to the project UniBo University of Bologna – CIV Consorzio Italiano Vivaisti

Advanced-stage test pear plantations thanks to the project UniBo University of Bologna – CIV Consorzio Italiano Vivaisti

UniBo-CIV ready to collaborate with the main producers and operators in the ‘Pear Sector’ in Italy and Europe.

The University of Bologna, together with Consorzio Italiano Vivaisti – CIV from San Giuseppe di Comacchio (Ferrara), is proud to announce the new initiative with respect to the following new UNIBO-CIV Pear Varieties: Lucy Sweet® PA1UNIBO*, Early Giulia® PA1UNIBO*, Debby Green® PA1UNIBO* and Lucy Red® PA1UNIBO*

This initiative offers the opportunity to any European grower to establish advanced-stage test pear plantations directly in its property. The main goal is to enlarge the range of testing growing conditions and to shift the focus away from small dispersed experimental sites towards larger more ‘commercial-styled’ plots.

UNIBO-CIV are actively searching for and interested in engaging with key producers or stakeholders in the pear industry, both in Italy and in the rest of Europe. As part of the promotional activity, participation in the project will be under special conditions, as well an attempt to diffuse and share the results of University’s research activity with the industry. It is worth remarking that each interested participant shall order the testing trees to UNIBO-CIV within July 2018 in order to enable the authorised nurseries to graft the requested trees.

Please find here more information about these pear varieties:

For further information as to how order testing trees and in general on this initiative, please write to

“We hope to include as many key stakeholders in the pear industry, and we look forward to the response to this important public call” – jointly asserted UNIBO & CIV

For more technical information and specifications about this project please contact and

The origins of the University of Bologna go way back, and it is considered to be the oldest university in the Western world. Its history is intertwined with that of the great names of science and literature, it is a keystone and a point of reference for European culture.

TAB / CIV – Consorzio Italiano Vivaisti
The Italian Nurserymen Consortium – CIV is a leader in Italy in varietal innovation and the production of certified propagating material. Active since 1983 and based in San Giuseppe di Comacchio in the province of Ferrara, the CIV is composed of three leading Italian nurserymen : Vivai Mazzoni, Salvi Vivai and Tagliani Vivai. Through synergy, expertise and major investments in research, the CIV is able to offer cutting edge products which are highly responsive to the demands of the market. The CIV, with great foresight, has been committed for years to selecting varieties that can provide high quality productions with low energy consumption and low environmental impact.

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