'Jinmei', a new yellow-fleshed kiwifruit cultivar with medium maturity and long storage

C. Zhong, S. Wang, F. Han, D. Li, Z. Jiang, J. Gong, H. Huang
‘Jinmei’, a yellow-fleshed kiwifruit cultivar, was selected from the backcross population of interspecific cultivar ‘Jinyan’ (female parents) and Actinidia chinensis (male parent) at the Wuhan Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences. The fruit is long and cylindrical with dense short hairs on the fruit surface. The fruit is big, with average weight of 90-120 g and maximum weight of 176 g. The fruit flesh is yellow, and flesh texture is tender and juicy. The axile placentation is small with soft texture. The contents of soluble solids, vitamin C, total sugars, titratable acidity and dry matter are 16-20%, 1240 mg kg-1 and 9.8, 1.3 and 16-20%, respectively. Fruit became soft after 15-20 days at room temperature when the fruit were harvested at 8.5-10% Brix. ‘Jinmei’ can be kept for over 4-6 months in cool storage (1-2°C), and even longer under modified atmosphere, and then has a shelf-life of 7-10 days. Fruit of ‘Jinmei’ can be harvested in late September to early October, which is 3-4 weeks earlier than the female parent ‘Jinyan’. ‘Jinmei’ was authorized by the National Forestry Cultivar Approval Committee (national cultivar no. S-SV-AJ-015-2014) in December 2014 and obtained Plant Variety Rights (no. CNA20130340.0) in 2016.
Zhong, C., Wang, S., Han, F., Li, D., Jiang, Z., Gong, J. and Huang, H. (2018). 'Jinmei', a new yellow-fleshed kiwifruit cultivar with medium maturity and long storage. Acta Hortic. 1218, 61-66
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2018.1218.7
kiwifruit, yellow-fleshed, long storage

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