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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Management of Temperate-Adapted Fruit, Nut, and Specialty Crop Genetic Resources and Associated Information

Location: National Clonal Germplasm Repository (Corvallis, Oregon)

Title: List 47: blue honeysuckle

Authors
item Hummer, Kim
item Bors, Robert -

Submitted to: HortScience
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: March 30, 2014
Publication Date: April 1, 2014
Citation: Hummer, K.E., Bors, R. 2014. List 47: blue honeysuckle. HortScience. 49(4):407-408.

Interpretive Summary: This summary presents the descriptions of a newly released blue honeysuckle cultivar for the List of New Fruit and Nut Cultivars. This blue honeysuckle cultivar was released in Canada in 2012 and has pending Plant Breeder’s Rights Certification with Agriculture Canada. The cultivar name is 'Aurora'. This blue honeysuckle plant is early ripening, cold hardy, and is easily harvested and mildew resistant. It is released for mechanical harvest. The parentage includes Russian and American blue honeysuckle that contributed cold hardiness and resistant genes.

Technical Abstract: This summary presents the descriptions of a newly released blue honeysuckle (Lonicera cerulea L.) cultivar for the List of New Fruit and Nut Cultivars. This blue honeysuckle cultivar was released in Canada in 2012 and has pending Plant Breeder’s Rights Certification with Agriculture Canada. The cultivar name is 'Aurora'. This blue honeysuckle plant is early ripening, cold hardy, and is easily harvested and mildew resistant. It is released for mechanical harvest. The parentage includes Russian and American blue honeysuckle that contributed cold hardiness and resistant genes.

Last Modified: 12/18/2014
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