Nectarine skin speckling is associated with flesh soluble solids content

Topp, B.L. and Sherman, W.B. (2000) Nectarine skin speckling is associated with flesh soluble solids content. Journal of the American Pomological Society, 54 4: 177-182.

Author Topp, B.L.
Sherman, W.B.
Title Nectarine skin speckling is associated with flesh soluble solids content
Journal name Journal of the American Pomological Society   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1527-3741
Publication date 2000-10
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 54
Issue 4
Start page 177
End page 182
Total pages 6
Place of publication University Park, PA, United States
Publisher American Pomological Society
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The relationship between skin speckling and flesh soluble solids content (SSC) was investigated for 45 nectarine [Prunus persica (L.) Batsch] genotypes from the University of Florida breeding program. Skin speckling as measured on firm ripe fruit by count of speckles cm-2 and a 0 to 5 speckle rating was significantly correlated with SSC (r = +0.72 and +0.78 respectively). There was significant variation among genotypes for speckle number, speckle rating and SSC with broad sense heritabilities estimated as 0.67, 0.79 and 0.58 respectively. The term sugar speckles is commonly used to describe this skin speckling and accurately reflects the association between the two traits. The challenge for breeders is to increase eating quality without adversely affecting fruit appearance.
Keyword Peach Genotypes
Fruit
Cultivars
Prunus
Traits
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
 
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