Peach cultivars can undergo large performance variations when cultivated in different environmental conditions. As growers cannot afford the financial risk of choosing a cultivar unsuited to their specific conditions, information as comprehensive as possible on the marketed cultivars is useful and highly needed. Several organizations in the European Union (EU) are engaged in the performance assessment of the novel cultivars based on experimental trials. However, the exchange of information is overall poor, limiting the completeness of information on new releases that would derive from integrating the results obtained in various climatic and agronomical contexts. The Apricot and Peach working group established in 2014 within EUFRIN (European Fruit Research Institutes Network, www.eufrin.org) has recently embarked on a new initiative aiming to implement a collaborative varietal evaluation system in the EU countries. The first step was the establishment o fa common list of descriptors to assess the performance of peach cultivars in the testing trials. About 40 descriptors, related to different phenological traits as flowering or harvest period, productivity, fruit appearance and internal quality, susceptibility to physiological disorders and to some major diseases in peach were selected. The protocols to measure and score each trait are being set up, as well as the selection of a common set of cultivars to include as references in the various testing sites in order to homogenize the evaluation. Implementation of this network will allow a real-time information exchange on the new peach releases.
Evaluation of novel peach cultivars in the European Union: the EUFRIN Peach and Apricot Working Group initiative / D. Giovannini, D. Bassi, M. Cutuli, P. Drogoudi, S. Foschi, C. Hilaire, A. Liverani, J. Ruesch, I. Iglesias. - In: ACTA HORTICULTURAE. - ISSN 0567-7572. - (2020). [Epub ahead of print] ((Intervento presentato al 9. convegno International Peach Symposium tenutosi a Bucarest nel 2017.
|Titolo:||Evaluation of novel peach cultivars in the European Union: the EUFRIN Peach and Apricot Working Group initiative|
BASSI, DANIELE (Secondo)
|Parole Chiave:||descriptors, fruit quality, phenology, P.persica L. (Batsch.), testing trials, agronomical performance, adaptability|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore AGR/03 - Arboricoltura Generale e Coltivazioni Arboree|
Settore AGR/07 - Genetica Agraria
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Data ahead of print / Data di stampa:||2020|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|