Apple cultivars bred in Holovousy. Part 2 – Fruit characteristics and their storage potential
J. Blažek, J. Křelinová, M. Šecováhttps://doi.org/10.17221/132/2012-HORTSCICitation:Blažek J., Křelinová J., Šecová M. (2013): Apple cultivars bred in Holovousy. Part 2 – Fruit characteristics and their storage potential. Hort. Sci. (Prague), 40: 52-57.
In continuation of a previous study concerning tree performance and yield characteristics of 20 Holovousy-bred apple cultivars, their fruit characteristics and storage potential were evaluated during 2006–2011 in comparison to commercial standards (Golden Delicious and Jonagold). Fruits of Meteor cv. had the longest storage potential, exceeding six months. It was followed in this respect by cvs Rubimeg, Zuzana, Rucla and Angold that were better than both standards. Mean fruit sizes of cvs Meteor, Angold, Mivibe, Nabella and Zuzana were larger than the standards. Fruits of cultivar Rubin- step were evaluated as the most attractive. In this respect also Rubimeg, Meteor and Rucla were remarkable. Regarding total taste Rucla cv. was the clear winner, followed by cvs Meteor, Rubinstep, Rubimeg and Angold. Regarding total fruit quality cvs Meteor, Rucla and Rubinstep were better than standards. Besides these cultivars, Angold, Fragrance, Julia and Selena were evaluated on the level comparable to standards.Keywords:
time of consumption; fruit size; fruit appearance; fruit taste; total fruit quality