EVALUATION OF TABLE-OLIVE QUALITY PARAMETERS IN PROGENIES OBTAINED BY CROSS-BREEDING

P. Rallo, R. Jiménez, A. Morales-Sillero, L. Casanova , M. Paz Suárez
In 2003 a table olive breeding program was begun at the University of Seville. An initial plantation of 287 seedling trees coming from four different families obtained by cross-breeding was established at the IFAPA Las Torres, Alcalá del Río (Spain). Two years later the most precocious genotypes began to produce fruits. In September 2006 and 2007 more than 60% of the plants had overcome the juvenile period and produced enough amounts of olives as to begin the evaluation of fruit traits. We present the first results obtained for seven table olive parameters measured along the two campaigns: yield, fruit weight, flesh/stone ratio, fruit shape index, stone shape index, oil content and flesh texture.
Rallo, P., Jiménez, R., Morales-Sillero, A., Casanova , L. and Paz Suárez, M. (2012). EVALUATION OF TABLE-OLIVE QUALITY PARAMETERS IN PROGENIES OBTAINED BY CROSS-BREEDING. Acta Hortic. 949, 527-531
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2012.949.77
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2012.949.77
Olea europaea L., fruit weight, flesh/stone ratio, fruit shape, stone shape, oil content, texture
English

Acta Horticulturae