ANTHOCYANINS IN THE FRUITS OF 'OBLACINSKA' SOUR CHERRY (PRUNUS CERASUS L.)

Z. Tešovic, M. Sreckovic, M. Nikolic
The exact origin of 'Oblacinska' sour cherry is unknown, but it came from Oblacina and other villages near Prokuplje. Because this sour cherry is easily propagated by suckers, the plantings could be expected to be uniform. However, they show significant heterogeneity in tree shape and size and fruit size, shape, colour and chemical composition. Considering the substantial differences between clones in pomological and physiological characteristics, we carried out qualitative and quantitative analysis of fruit anthocyanin pigments in 86 clones of 'Oblacinska' sour cherry grown in a commercial planting. The fruits of all 'Oblacinska' sour cherry clones contained cyanidin-3-gentiobioside and cyanidin-3-rhamnoglucoside. Cyanidin-3-monoglucoside and cyanidin-3-diglycoside were found in the fruits of 22% and 15% of clones, respectively. Relative contents of individual anthocyanins were determined on a 0–5 point scale. Average relative contents of cyanidin-3-gentiobioside and cyanidin-3-rhamnoglucoside were 2.28 and 2.96, respectively.
Tešovic, Z., Sreckovic, M. and Nikolic, M. (1996). ANTHOCYANINS IN THE FRUITS OF 'OBLACINSKA' SOUR CHERRY (PRUNUS CERASUS L.). Acta Hortic. 410, 47-50
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1996.410.6
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1996.410.6

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