Good keeping quality and long shelf-life of fruit are major objectives of the CRA-FRF peach breeding activity Although hundreds of peach novelties are released every year, the peach industry worldwide is still looking for cultivars yielding fruit that combine excellent aesthetic and taste characteristics with longer life span on the tree and in the post-harvest. Peaches and nectarines endowed with slow softening, non melting and stony hard trait could meet such expectations, as they undergo a slower and reduced pre-harvest and post-harvest flesh softening as compared to the melting ones. The good keeping quality and the long shelf-life of peaches and nectarines have been among the major goals of the CRA-FRF breeding activity since the early ‘90s. Currently, several selections are in advanced phase of evaluation: white- and yellow-fleshed peaches and nectarines, extensively red over-coloured, with sub-acid or equilibrate taste, slow softening, non melting and stony-hard. In the present paper, six of the most advanced CRA-FRF selections, now under evaluation at pre-commercial orchards, are here described.
|Autori:||Liverani, A.;Brandi, F.;Quacquarelli, I.;Sirri, S.;Garaffoni, M.;Giovannini, D.|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Titolo:||Elevata tenuta in pianta e lunga 'shelf-life': obiettivi primari del breeding al CRA-FRF|
|Rivista:||RIVISTA DI FRUTTICOLTURA E DI ORTOFLORICOLTURA|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|