THREE VARIEGATED CLEMENTINES OBTAINED BY IRRADIATION
Three variegated Clementine mutants were selected at the Alata Horticultural Research Station of Mersin among the M1V3 Clementine plants obtained from budwood Gamma ray irradiation at 30 gray. Young fruit rind color is attractively variegated but fruit rind color variegation fades with maturity and mature fruit rind color could easily masquerade as an ordinary Clementine. The young fruit rind is striped green and orange, but mature fruit rind has ridges. Seed number per fruit is reduced compared to the Clementine control plants and vary between 7.5 and 13.07. Fruit weight are 72.73, 69.3 and 80.94 g, respectively, for variegated Clementine No.1, 2 and 3 and 110.10 g for control Clementine plants. Other pomological characteristics are the same for variegated and control plants.
Gucer Kafa, , Ubeyit Seday, , Onur Uysal, and Sefa Polatoz, (2015). THREE VARIEGATED CLEMENTINES OBTAINED BY IRRADIATION. Acta Hortic. 1065, 277-280
Citrus, mandarin, mutation breeding, chimera