NEW KIWIFRUIT CULTIVAR 'SANUKI GOLD'
Sanuki Gold is a new kiwifruit cultivar registered in 2005. It was selected from seedlings produced by a cross between Apple kiwi (Kuimi) and FCM-1 (male selection) at the Kagawa Agricultural Experiment Station. Both parents are A. chinensis. The Sanuki Gold vine is more vigorous than Hayward. Flowering occurs in early and middle May, 10 days earlier than Hayward. Fruit mature during late October, 3 to 4 weeks earlier than Hayward. Fruit are short trapezia and have sparse velutinous hair on the brown skin. Fruit weight is 160180 g on average with a maximum of 300 g in commercial orchards in Kagawa. The fruit contain 1618% total soluble solids and 0.4% titratable acids. Fruit have deep yellow flesh and a good flavour. Fruit can be stored for 3 months at 5°C, 2 to 3 months less than Hayward. Ripening of fruit is easily enhanced by ethylene treatment in one week.
Fukuda, T., Suezawa, K. and Katagiri, T. (2007). NEW KIWIFRUIT CULTIVAR 'SANUKI GOLD'. Acta Hortic. 753, 243-246
cultivars, Actinidia chinensis, fruit size, fruit pigments, fruit hair