STUDIES ON PEELING CHARACTERISTICS OF JAPANESE CHESTNUT (CASTANEA CRENATA SIEB. ET ZUCC.), CHINESE CHESTNUT (C. MOLLISSIMA BL.) AND THEIR HYBRIDS
Examination of the peeling characteristics of strains classified according to low peeling score (0≤X<0.6) indicated the presence of easy peeling strains in F1 x F1 hybrids and F1 x Chinese chestnut hybrids. Not all the progeny of Chinese chestnuts were easy to peel.
It was observed that all the progeny with easy peeling characteristics had the Chinese chestnuts, 'Houji 360' and 'Houji 480', in their pedigrees. This result provides a genetic basis for the selection of breeding parents in future crosses.