Sweet cherry rootstock breeding program at Beijing Institute of Forestry and Pomology
A sweet cherry rootstock breeding program was established in 1997 by the Institute of Forestry and Pomology, Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences. Many methods were used for breeding, such as interspecific hybrid crossing, radiation and chemical mutagenesis. From this work 800 materials were obtained. The adaptbility to salinity, alkaline soil, resistance to root tumor and leaf spot disease were tested and evaluated. More than 20 lines were selected and 3 selections were proposed for release (names are Landing 1, 2 and 3). All these selections are easily propagated and have good grafting affinity.
Zhang, Xiaoming, Zhang, Kaichun, Yan, Guohua, Wang, Jing and Zhou, Yu (2017). Sweet cherry rootstock breeding program at Beijing Institute of Forestry and Pomology. Acta Hortic. 1161, 87-90
sweet cherry, Prunus avium, Prunus hybrids, rootstock, breeding, selection