'GOLDRUSH', A NEWLY BRED KIWIFRUIT CULTIVAR IN KOREA

Y.B. Kwack, H.L. Kim, W.B. Chae, D.W. Lee, H.S. Choi, K.H. KAng
Breeding programs of kiwifruit have operated since 1984 with several targets such as adaptation to the Korean climate and cultivars that appeal to consumers. These days domestic consumers prefer the yellow-fleshed fruit of the cultivar ‘Hort16A’, imported from New Zealand. But these fruit are too expensive to buy easily because of tariffs and the marketing strategy of New Zealand. Korean farmers want to grow yellow-fleshed cultivars because of the consumer demand but they couldn’t grow the cultivar ‘Hort16A’ because it is protected by a monopoly, plant patent. To satisfy the need of both growers and consumers for diversification and choice, we have released a new yellow-fleshed kiwifruit named ‘Goldrush’. It resulted from crossing between Actinidia chinensis germplasm. Average fruit weight and soluble solids content is ca. 100 g and 14.6 °Brix respectively. General fruit shape is elliptical. Blooming and picking is usually in mid May and October. This cultivar is very productive and needs fruit thinning to achieve top grades.
Kwack, Y.B., Kim, H.L., Chae, W.B., Lee, D.W., Choi, H.S. and KAng, K.H. (2011). 'GOLDRUSH', A NEWLY BRED KIWIFRUIT CULTIVAR IN KOREA. Acta Hortic. 913, 181-183
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2011.913.22
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2011.913.22
Actinidia chinensis, breeding, germplasm, yellow-fleshed
English

Acta Horticulturae