Three new apricot cultivars from the BAAFS (Beijing, China) breeding program

L. Yang, H.Y. Sun, J.H. Zhang, F.C. Jiang, Y.Z. Wang
At the Institute of Forestry and Pomology, Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences (BAAFS), an apricot breeding program has been conducted since 1983. The principal objective of the BAAFS apricot breeding program has been the development of consistently productive cultivars with high fruit quality, extension of the harvest season and improved disease resistance. Over 30 years, more than 100 cross combinations and 20,000 seedlings have been evaluated. In the last 5 years, several apricot cultivars have been registered and released. A detailed description of three new cultivars is herein presented. 'Jingzaohong', bred from the cross 'Dapiantou' × 'Honghebao', is characterized by attractive colour, delicious taste, high yield and sunburn resistance. The fruit development period is about 65 d. The average fruit weight is 48.0 g and the maximum is 56.0 g. 'Jingxianghong', bred from the cross 'Qingmisha' × 'Luotuohuang', is characterized by strong aroma, much juice, good eating quality and high yield. The fruit development period is about 63 d. The average fruit weight is 76 g and the maximum is 98.0 g. 'Jingjia NO.2', bred from the cross 'Chuanzhihong' × 'Jinyuxing', is characterized by excellent adaptation to eating fresh and to processing, high and consistent yields, and improved winter hardiness. The fruit development period is about 87 d. The average fruit weight is 77.6 g and the maximum is 118.0 g.
Yang, L., Sun, H.Y., Zhang, J.H., Jiang, F.C. and Wang, Y.Z. (2016). Three new apricot cultivars from the BAAFS (Beijing, China) breeding program. Acta Hortic. 1127, 513-514
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1127.81
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1127.81
apricot, cultivars
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