RECENT PROGRESS IN BERRIES BREEDING IN ROMANIA
The breeding of blackcurrant, highbush blueberry, raspberry and blackberry has been conducted at the Research Institute for Fruit Growing Pitesti in Romania since 1982. The aim of the berry fruit breeding program is to produce winter hardiness, high yields, high nutritional and commercial quality of berries and resistance-tolerance to diseases and pests. This paper presents the main parents used as donors of some important characteristics and describes the new cultivars intro-duced in the last ten years, such as: Padina, Geo and Polin for blackcurrant, Opal, Gustar and Vely for raspberry, Simultan, Delicia, Lax, Compact, Prod and Vital for highbush blueberry , Dar-8 and Dar-24 for blackberry.
Mladin, P., Mladin, G., Coman, M., Chiţu , E. and Chiţu , V. (2012). RECENT PROGRESS IN BERRIES BREEDING IN ROMANIA. Acta Hortic. 926, 47-51
genitor, resistance, yield, quality, cultivar