Selection and micropropagation of valuable caper genotypes

https://doi.org/10.17221/40/2019-HORTSCICitation:Sottile F., Giuggioli N.R., Torello Marinoni D., Peano C., Del Signore M.B. (2020): Selection and micropropagation of valuable caper genotypes. Hort. Sci. (Prague), 47: 110-116.
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The high quality of the various biotypes present in the natural or cultivated state is one of the main features for caper production. Up to now, however, no selection activity has been carried out in order to identify the most suitable accessions for providing better quality products. In this paper, we report the first results of a selection of caper genotypes characterised by significant qualitative traits. A micropropagation protocol was evaluated in order to improve and allow the multiplication of the most promising Capparis spinosa L. subsp. spinosa genotypes, selected in Salina (Aeolian Islands), Sicily (Italy), in collaboration with the most important local growers.

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