NATIVE NON-ASTRINGENT PERSIMMONS IN CHINA

R. Wang, Y. Yang, X. Ruan, G. Li
‘Luotiantianshi’ persimmon has existed for nearly one thousand years as the major cultivar in many areas in Hubei, Henan and Anhui provinces in China. The cultivar is non-astringent persimmon native to China. At present, four trees older than 250 years exist. From a recent survey on the native persimmons, ‘Tianbaogai’, ‘Qiuyan’, ‘Sifangtianshi’ and ‘Xiaoguotianshi’ cultivars were found in a narrow band between Ba River and Ju River at the south of Dabie mountains in Hubei province. These cultivars are less than 50 years old and grown only in a few planting areas. All of these Chinese origin non-astringent persimmons belong to pollination constant non-astringent (PCNA) types. However, their tannin cells were quite different from those of Japanese native non-astringent persimmon; they rather show similar performance to astringent persimmon. Hence, it is thought that Chinese native non-astringent persimmon is mutated from astringent persimmon under specific climatic conditions that are propitious for tannin coagulation. This mutation might have transformed an astringent into a non-astringent type persimmon.
Wang, R., Yang, Y., Ruan, X. and Li, G. (2005). NATIVE NON-ASTRINGENT PERSIMMONS IN CHINA. Acta Hortic. 685, 99-102
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2005.685.10
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2005.685.10
Diospyros kaki, ´Qiuyan´, ´Sifangtianshi´, tannin cells, ´Tianbaogai´ ´Xiaoguotianshi´
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99-102

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