CLONAL SELECTION OF PUMMELO FROM SEEDLING
Selection for new cultivars of pummelo with high yield, good quality fruit, various color, good taste as consumer desire, pest and disease resistance than commercial varieties has been done. The procedure was started by clonal selection from open pollinated of Thong Di seedlings, then about 200 clones were transplanted at the selection field at Sukhothai Plant and Plant Production Materials Tecnical Service Center. During 2002 and 2006 the trees flowers and set fruit. Clonal selection has done and 20 outstanding clones were obtained. The best clone was SK-0032 which had 43 fruits per tree and 6.65 kg per tree. The fruit had light pink flesh with 13°brix, and good smell. Other clones were SK-0108, with red flesh, sweet with a little bit sour, 11.8°brix; SK-0073, with dark red flesh, sweet with little bit sour, 12.9°brix, many fruit; and SK-0030, with honey white color, sweet with little bit sour and 12.8°brix.
Suthanukool, P., Poolperm, N. and Tayamanon, P. (2008). CLONAL SELECTION OF PUMMELO FROM SEEDLING. Acta Hortic. 787, 93-96
high yield, good quality fruit, pest and disease resistance