BREEDING PROGRESS OF AMUR GRAPE (VITIS AMURENSIS RUPR.) IN CHINA
V. amurensis is native to north-eastern China and is resistant to low temperature, even at -40°C. V. amurensis has high resistance to many diseases such as grape white rot and grape anthracnose. Wines made from these grapes have an unusual color, aroma and taste, quite different from the wine made from the grape V. vinifera and contain abundant bioactive natural substances, which have important effects on lowering human blood pressure, anti-aging, cardiovascular disease prevention, etc. China cultivates the largest area of V. amurensis in the world with about 5000 ha and Chinese researchers have made great contributions to the grape wine industry of cold temperature production areas. The present article addresses breeding research progress of V. amurensis achieved in the past decades. Further studies are proposed.
Zhang, Q.T., Fan, S.T., Lu, W.P., Song, R.G., Yang , Y.M. and Ai, J. (2015). BREEDING PROGRESS OF AMUR GRAPE (VITIS AMURENSIS RUPR.) IN CHINA. Acta Hortic. 1082, 33-36
Amur grape, breeding, progress, cultivar