EUROPEAN NETWORK FOR BLACKCURRANT (RIBES NIGRUM L.) CULTIVAR EVALUATION
According the COST 863 Action - Euroberry research: from genomic to sustainable production, quality and health a European network for blackcurrant (Ribes nigrum L.) cultivar evaluation was organized. Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Norway, Denmark and Romania have participated in this Network. The objective of studies was to investigate the influence of geographic and climatic conditions on plant performance, berry quality and resistance to pest and diseases. A common protocol for evaluation and descriptors for blackcurrants were developed. Plant maintenance and cultivation was performed according to the local technologies and requirements of each partner (country). Phenological, morphological, productivity, berry quality and plant resistance to pest and disease characteristics were evaluated in the period 2005-2009.
Sasnauskas, A., Rugienius , R., Bobinas, C., Strautina, S., Kaldmäe, H., Nes, A., Pedersen, H.L., Mladin , P. and Coman, M. (2012). EUROPEAN NETWORK FOR BLACKCURRANT (RIBES NIGRUM L.) CULTIVAR EVALUATION. Acta Hortic. 926, 125-131
R. nigrum L., phenology, morphology, productivity, berry quality, disease resistance