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  • 1. Avocado IP Management Varieties and Rootstocks Tony Whiley Sunshine Horticultural Services Nambour QLD
  • 2. Turner Hass Large fruiting Hass sport Application accepted by PBR 26/08/2002 IP rights expire 2031 IP owners are John and Jay Dorrian 500 trees minimum sized planting 3% royalty on the wholesale price of fruit
  • 3. Turner Hass Grower data indicates that this variety crops 10% heavier than Hass - Childers 2002.
  • 4. Turner Hass Dry matter accumulation trails Hass by about 1% Fruit develops richer nuttier flavour than Hass
  • 5. Turner Hass Fruit is approximately 17% larger than Hass Fruit is neckier than Hass but within industry range Flesh recovery greater than Hass: 70.8 vs 66.9%
  • 6. Turner Hass Approx. 1% of fruit on each tree has natural Chimera marking Fruit turn brown/black when mature – look the same as Hass Fruit is marketed as Hass – no promotion required
  • 7. Turner Hass Unknowns – post harvest storage life - productivity across all environments Enquires to Sunshine Horticultural Services
  • 8. SHSR - 02 Guatemalan race Seedling rootstock In top range of production across all sites Tree is sturdy with less vigour than VelvickD Good uniformity in seedling population
  • 9. SHSR - 02 Good resistance to PRR SHSR-02 – Velvick (VA) – Reed – SHSR-02
  • 10. SHSR - 02 Commercialisation Mother trees have been propagated for future seed source Top five seedlings will be cloned for further testing Decision on PBR to be made
  • 11. SHSR - 04 Guatemalan/Mexican hybrid Easy to clone Has significantly better health rating than all other rootstocks including international standards with resistance growing in high pressure disease site
  • 12. SHSR - 04 12-month-old SHSR-04 grafted to Hass Commercialisation will proceed with PBR application 2009