A. Zhivondov
One of the major aims of the breeding program at the Fruit-Growing Institute – Plovdiv, Bulgaria was the establishment of new peach cultivars having fruits with improved quality characteristics. The new ‘Puldin’ cultivar was obtained from the parent combination ‘July Lady’ × ‘July Lady’, the crossing being done in 1991 in the city of Plovdiv. The pomological studies were carried out in the period 2005–2008 when the age of the experimental trees was 5-8 years old, respectively. The results obtained for ‘Puldin’ cultivar were compared to those of the cultivars ‘July Lady’, ‘Redhaven’ and ‘Glohaven’. The fruits of the new cultivar ripened at the end of July and the beginning of August, 2-3 days after those of ‘Redhaven’ cultivar. They are very large – 178 g. The fruit shape is spherical with a good symmetry. The tip point is small and the pedicel cavity is narrow and moderately deep. An intensively red blush covers the whole fruit skin and it has very fine fuzz. Fruit flesh is bright yellow with a slight red water colouring. It is juicy, with a gentle texture, homogeneous, with well-balanced saturated sweet-sour taste and a strong aroma. The stone is small, its relative share being 3,73%, detachable from the fruit flesh. The fruits are very suitable for fresh consumption. Concerning its economic characteristics, ‘Puldin’ falls a little bit behind ‘Glohaven’ but surpasses ‘Redhaven’ and ‘July Lady’. It is not susceptible to the major diseases typical of peach. It demonstrates comparatively good susceptibility to winter frosts and good tolerance to dryness. The aim of the present study was to carry out pomological and economic evaluation of the new peach cultivar ‘Puldin’.
Zhivondov, A. (2012). 'PULDIN' - A NEW BULGARIAN PEACH CULTIVAR. Acta Hortic. 962, 123-126
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2012.962.16
Prunus persica, peach, breeding, new cultivar

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