Acta Horticulturae Sinica ›› 2022, Vol. 49 ›› Issue (1): 235-236.doi: 10.16420/j.issn.0513-353x.2020-0003

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A New Early-maturing Castanea henryi Cultivar‘Huali 1’with Large Fruit For Table

ZHU Zhoujun1, YUAN Deyi1,*(), FAN Xiaoming1, WANG Yaohui2, ZOU Feng1, XIAO Shixin1, ZHAO Junru1   

  1. 1Key Laboratory of Non-Wood Forest Product of State Forestry Administration,Key Laboratory of Cultivation and Protection for Non-Wood Forest Trees of Ministry of Education,Changsha 410004,China
    2Huaihua Forestry Research Institute,Huaihua,Hunan 418000,China
  • Received:2021-09-17 Revised:2021-11-22 Online:2022-01-25 Published:2022-01-24
  • Contact: YUAN Deyi


The new Castanea henryi cultivar‘Huali 1’was selected from the natural C. henryi seedlings. It displays following excellent characteristics such as early maturity,large fruit,high yield and resistance to pest and disease. It ripens in late August,25-30 days earlier than that of the‘Youzhen’. The average nut weight is 12.12 g,sugar content is 9.80%,starch content is 36.35%,protein content is 4.39%,fat content is 0.99% and vitamin C content is 322.90 mg · kg-1. The flesh of nut is fine and smooth and the nuts are perfect for table. Its fruiting age is the second year after grafting,the yield at full fruiting period is up to 4 639.95 kg · hm-2. It is suitable to plant in mountains and hills in Hunan Province.

Key words: Castanea henryi, early-maturity, large fruit, cultivar

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