'Makako': a new extra-late flowering self-compatible cultivar from CEBAS-CSIC
Late flowering, to avoid the late frosts, is one of the main objectives of the Almond Breeding Program of CEBAS-CSIC. The late flowering self-compatible Antoñeta and Marta were released long time ago, and they are nowadays broadly cultivated. Afterwards, we released the extra-late self-compatible Penta and the ultra-late self-compatible Tardona, the latest flowering almond cultivar ever released. These cultivars are enabling the culture of almonds in cold areas, where the rest of cultivars cannot be cultivated because of frost. The new self-compatible extra-late flowering Makako is very productive like Penta, but it flowers a few days before and it ripens a week later, enabling the harvest of matures fruits in large plantations. Furthermore, Makako is more vigorous than Penta and it has a larger kernel. In our opinion, the combination of Penta with Makako is an excellent choice for the new broad plantations in cold areas with risk of frost.
Dicenta, F., Egea, J., Cremades, T., Martínez-Gómez, P., Ortega, E., Rubio, M., Sánchez-Pérez, R. and Martínez-García, P.J. (2018). 'Makako': a new extra-late flowering self-compatible cultivar from CEBAS-CSIC. Acta Hortic. 1219, 9-12
Prunus dulcis, breeding program, new cultivars, flowering time, self-compatibility