NEW VARIETIES AND HYBRID SELECTIONS FROM MANGO HYBRIDIZATION PROGRAM IN CENTRAL REGION OF BRAZIL
The crossing work of mango hybridization program in Central Region of Brazil was started in 1983 at Cerrados (brazilian savannah) Agricultural Research Center - CPAC, in Brasilia, Federal District. The main objective of this program is to develop a desirable brazilian mango variety with superior characteristics which includes dwarf plant with high yield and acceptable commercial fruits (red blush peel, firm, sweet and fiberless pulp). The hybridization program started by using hand pollination work, although opened pollination work has been established recently. A total of 1339 hybrid selections has been obtained and two varieties (Embrapa Roxa 141 and Embrapa Alfa 142) were already released. In this paper, the characteristics of the most promising hybrid selections and varieties are described.
Pinto, A.C.d., Vargas Ramos, V.H. and Junquueira, N.T.V. (2000). NEW VARIETIES AND HYBRID SELECTIONS FROM MANGO HYBRIDIZATION PROGRAM IN CENTRAL REGION OF BRAZIL. Acta Hortic. 509, 207-212
central Brazil, hybridization, hybrid selection, new varieties, mango