COMPARISON OF AROMA COMPOUNDS OF 3 NEWLY-RELEASED STRAWBERRY CULTIVARS AND THEIR PARENTS
Aroma, an important sensory attribute of the strawberry fruits, has become one of the breeding goals in recent years, due to the requirement of consumers. But it is difficult to build up the criteria for it. The SPME (Head Space-solid Phase Micro-extraction) and GC-MS (Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry) were applied to compare the aroma patterns of the 3 newly-released strawberry cultivars (Tian-xiang, Yan-xiang and Shu-xiang) with their parental cultivars. Tian-xiang was a short-day cultivar with good flavor derived from Darselect × Camarosa. Both Yan-xiang and Shu-xiang were derived from Nyoho × Darselect. Interestingly, similar relative content of aroma compounds to the female parent were detected in the three cultivars. The relative contents of nerolidol, 1-octanol, octyl 3-methylbutanoate and octyl hexanoate were similar in Tian-xiang and its female parent Darselect; the relative contents of nerolidol, linalool and ethyl hexanoate in Yan-xiang and Shu-xiang were similar to that in Nyoho.
Yuntao Zhang, , Guixia Wang, , Jing Dong, , Chuanfei Zhong, , Linlin Chang , and Lina Wang, (2012). COMPARISON OF AROMA COMPOUNDS OF 3 NEWLY-RELEASED STRAWBERRY CULTIVARS AND THEIR PARENTS. Acta Hortic. 926, 73-77
strawberry cultivar, parental lines, aroma profile, fragrance