PRELIMINARY AGRONOMICAL AND NUTRACEUTICAL EVALUATION OF KIWIFRUIT GENOTYPES

D. Ceccarelli, A.M. Simeone, A. Del Toro, P. Nota, M.G. Piazza, A. Sartori, L. Conte, M. Terlizzi, A. Di Cintio, E. Caboni
Three selections of Actinidia deliciosa and two of Actinidia chinensis, obtained from the breeding programme at the CRA-FRU, Rome, were evaluated for some years in the CRA-FRU experimental orchards. All genotypes fitted the commercial parameters of the EU Regulation n. 1673/2004; in detail, R XIII 134 (A. deliciosa) and R VII 130 (A. chinensis) had an anticipated ripening date of 35 and 40 days respect to ‘Hayward’, respectively. Furthermore, among the evaluated genotypes of A. deliciosa, R XIII 134 selection showed the highest values in total phenolic compounds (242.0 mg/100 g fw), vitamin C (159.5 mg/100 ml) and antioxidant activity (621.3 µm/100 g fw) and, among the genotypes of A. chinensis, R VII 130 selection showed the highest values in total phenolic compounds (271.6 mg/100 g fw), vitamin C (145.5 mg/100 ml) and antioxidant activity (691.2 µm/100 g fw). Fruit of these selections showed interesting nutraceutical aspects in comparison with ‘Hayward’ (A. deliciosa) and ‘Hort 16A’ (A. chinensis) cultivars.
Ceccarelli, D., Simeone, A.M., Del Toro, A., Nota, P., Piazza, M.G., Sartori, A., Conte, L., Terlizzi, M., Di Cintio, A. and Caboni, E. (2011). PRELIMINARY AGRONOMICAL AND NUTRACEUTICAL EVALUATION OF KIWIFRUIT GENOTYPES . Acta Hortic. 913, 633-637
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2011.913.87
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2011.913.87
antioxidant activity, phenological evaluation, pomological evaluation, total phenolic compounds, vitamin C
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