NEW BREEDING RELEASES FROM THE RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR FRUIT GROWING, PITEȘTI
Published in AgroLife Scientific Journal, Vol 1, Issue 1
Written by Sergiu BUDAN, Mădălina BUTAC, Mădălina MILITARU
The apple, pear, plum and cherries breeding program was started at the Research Institute for Fruit Growing, Pitesti, in 1967, with the constant main goal to release new varieties of superior characteristics than the al,ready existing ones. During this period of time, specific objectives have been established for each particular species according to their agrobiological particularities and technological progress, increasing the available genefund and knowledge accumulation. This article presents a synthesized overview of the objectives and breeding activities developed in the last years, which afforded registration of new cultivars. In addition, it provides the description of their main biological characteristics and technological particularities.