New late ripening apricot genotypes from a multipurpose apricot breeding programme in Turkey J.M., Karaat F.E., İnceoğlu F., Murathan Z.T., Asma B.M. (2018): New late ripening apricot genotypes from a multipurpose apricot breeding programme in Turkey. Czech J. Genet. Plant Breed., 54: 34-38.
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The harvest season of apricots is short and fruit cannot be protected in cold stores for a long time. For those reasons, apricot production and consumption are lower than in other fruit species. This study was conducted for the purpose of breeding new late ripening apricot varieties. To this aim, a total of 3718 hybrid genotypes of apricots were obtained from 42 crosses. Phenological, pomological and yield analyses were performed and variations of fruit development period, fruit size, polarimetric dry matter (Brix), total acidity, yield and other traits were determined. Two years of results for important traits are given for 12 promising genotypes. Fruit development period varied between 148 and 167 days, fruit weight 25.2 and 41.2 g, Brix 16.3 and 22.6% and total acidity 0.56 and 1.25%.


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