NEW CULTIVARS WITH LARGE FRUIT AND HIGH PRODUCTIVITY IN ACTINIDIA ARGUTA, 'SAE-HAN', 'DAE-SUNG', AND 'CHIL-BO'
Three new Korean cultivars of bower actinidia (A. arguta (Sieb. & Zucc.) Planch. ex Miq.) with large fruits and high productivity have been developed. They were chosen from 168 candidate accessions from wild populations collected in 12 locations and spanning 4 provinces in Korea. Some characteristics required for commercial cultivation were considered important. These include the fruit length, fruit width, fruit weight and individual clone yields with observations based on 6 years of measurements. Finally, the chosen three cultivars are named Sae-Han, Dae-Sung, and Chil-Bo. These cultivars have larger fruit size, heavier fruit and higher productivity than that achieved by the average of other candidate accessions. Among the three cultivars, the Sae-Han was the most promising cultivar for large fruit size, fruit weight and high productivity per plant.
Jang, Y.S., Lee, M.H., Lee, B.Y. and Hwang, S.I. (2008). NEW CULTIVARS WITH LARGE FRUIT AND HIGH PRODUCTIVITY IN ACTINIDIA ARGUTA, 'SAE-HAN', 'DAE-SUNG', AND 'CHIL-BO'. Acta Hortic. 772, 211-213
bower actinidia, selection breeding, large fruit, high productivity, agronomic trait, selection effect