Two specific apricot cultivars in Sichuan Province
Sichuan province is located in the southwest hinterland of China, and contains as landforms plateau, hill, basin, and more. The diverse climates of these areas have contributed to rich germplasm resources, and therefore apricots (Prunus armeniaca) are widely distributed in Sichuan. According to a recent survey, there are more than 18 apricot cultivars in Sichuan. Here, I describe two special cultivars: a wild type, named 'Daofu' apricot, is distributed in high-altitude areas in western Sichuan. The other, a breed native to Luding County named 'Wangjia' apricot, has been selected by nature for a long time. Both have many advantages over other cultivars. In this paper, the ecological conditions, botanical features, biological characteristics, and important economic traits of these two cultivars are briefly described.
Li, J. (2018). Two specific apricot cultivars in Sichuan Province. Acta Hortic. 1214, 175-176
'Daofu' apricot, 'Wangjia' apricot, resources, wild type, local variety