Acta Horticulturae Sinica ›› 2021, Vol. 48 ›› Issue (S2): 2819-2820.doi: 10.16420/j.issn.0513-353x.2021-0430

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A New Spring Flowering Loquat Cultivar‘Chunhua 1’

YANG Zhiwu1,2,DENG Qunxian1,WANG Yongqing1,*,DU Kui1,PAN Cuiping1,ZHANG Hui1,ZHANG Huifen1,and WANG Yang1   

  1. (1Sichuan Agricultural University,Chengdu 611130,China;2Sichuan Academy of Forestry,Chengdu 610081,China)
  • Online:2021-11-30 Published:2021-12-10

Abstract: ‘Chunhua 1’,a new medium maturing spring-flowering loquat cultivar,bred from the cross of‘Dawuxing’(Eriobotrya japonica‘Dawuxing’)× Eriobotrya bengalensis,with an oval fruit shape,orange-yellow skin,and soft pulp. The peel is medium in thickness and easy to peeled off. The flesh is juicy,sweet,frangent,orange yellow with a few stone cells. The average fruit weight,soluble solids,soluble sugar,total acid and vitamin C content are 40 g,10.4%,7.61%,2.3 mg • g-1,58.3 μg • g-1,respectiverly. The cultivar‘Chunhua 1’can be cultivated in loquat producing areas of Sichan Province,especially in areas with frequent frost damage. The yield is 22 500 kg • hm-2 during the full fruit stage.

Key words: loquat, spring flowering, breeding, cultivar

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