EVALUATION OF AGRONOMICAL CHARACTERS OF BLACKCURRANT CULTIVARS AND SELECTIONS IN LITHUANIA
Advanced selections 93-149-3, 93-157-1, 98-279-25, cultivars Dailiai (Lithuania), Ores, Tines, Tiben, Tisel, Bona, Ceres, Ruben (Poland) with standard cultivar Titania (Sweden) were tested at the Institute of Horticulture, Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry in 2006-2010. Two-year-old bushes were planted in the cultivar trail in 2006. Phenological traits, plant morphology, winter hardiness, yield, fruit size and resistance to fungal diseases: anthracnose (Pseudopeziza ribis Kleb.), leaf spot (Septoria ribis Lib./Desm.) and gall mite (Cecidophyopsis ribis Westw.) were studied in 2009-2010. Results from investigations showed that bushes of selection 93-149-3 and cultivar Bona bloomed the earliest, but bushes of cultivar Tines the latest. Fruits of Bona and selection 93-149-3 ripened also the earliest, but selections 93-157-1 and 98-279-25, cultivars Tiben, Tines and Dailiai were the latest in ripening. Plants of cultivars Tines, Dailiai, Tiben, Titania and selection 93-149-3 were the most winter hardy in the weather conditions of Lithuania. Genotypes 93-157-1, Ores, Tines and Tiben produced the highest fruit yield. The largest fruits had Dailiai, 93-157-1 and 98-279-25. Cultivars Tines, Tiben, Ruben, Dailiai and selection 93-149-3 were the most resistant to leaf spot, Ores, Tines, Titania, selections 93-157-1 and 93-149-3 to anthracnose, Titania, Ores, Tines, Tisel and Ceres to gall mite.
Sasnauskas, A., Siksnianas, T., Stanys , V. and Bobinas, C. (2012). EVALUATION OF AGRONOMICAL CHARACTERS OF BLACKCURRANT CULTIVARS AND SELECTIONS IN LITHUANIA. Acta Hortic. 946, 189-194
blackcurrant, Ribes nigrum L., yield, winter hardiness, fungal diseases, pest