Submitted to: HortScience
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: December 16, 2011
Publication Date: May 1, 2012
Citation: Ledbetter, C.A. 2012. Register of new fruit and nut varieties list 46. HortScience. 47(5):536-562. Interpretive Summary: This listing of new fruit and nut varieties includes these crops: almond, apple, apricot and apricot hybrids, blackberry and hybrid berries, blueberry, grape, grape rootstock, nectarine, paw-paw, peach, pecan, plum and plum hybrids, Prunus rootstock, raspberry, strawberry and tropical fruits avocado and kiwifruit. For each variety there is a brief description that includes information on the origin and pedigree; fruit characters such as color, size, appearance, firmness, ripe season and quality; tree or plant characters such as disease resistance, tree size, bloom type and time; and area of adaptation. Many of the varieties originated in the United States, but some are from other countries. The listing also includes synonyms, patent numbers and selection or test numbers.
Technical Abstract: : The Register of New Fruit and Nut Varieties is a compilation of descriptions of new fruit and nut cultivars from around the world, with particular attention to cultivars from North America. In the 46th edition, 5 newly released apricot cultivars and 3 pubescent-skinned Prunophora hybrids are described in terms of their origins, important fruit traits and prominent tree characteristics. Of the eight described cultivars, the three Prunophora hybrids originated from breeding programs in California, while the five new apricot cultivars were bred in France and Israel.