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Research Project: GENETIC IMPROVEMENT OF CITRUS

Location: Subtropical Insects and Horticulture Research

Title: Maturity and Postharvest Performance of US Early Pride Seedless Mandarins

Author
item Mccollum, Thomas

Submitted to: Florida Grower
Publication Type: Popular Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/13/2010
Publication Date: 5/1/2010
Citation: Mccollum, T.G. 2010. Maturity and Postharvest Performance of US Early Pride Seedless Mandarins. Florida Grower. 103(5):22-23.

Interpretive Summary: This article describes efforts underway at the US Horticultural Laboratory, Ft. Pierce, FL to develop seedless versions of seedy, but otherwise high quality citrus scions. Two approaches for development of seedless scions are discussed: 1) irradiation which has resulted in the release of 'US Seedless Pineapple' and 'US Early Pride'; and 2) conventional breeding using seedless Kishu as a pollen parent

Technical Abstract: This article describes efforts underway at the US Horticultural Laboratory, Ft. Pierce, FL to develop seedless versions of seedy, but otherwise high quality citrus scions. Two approaches for development of seedless scions are discussed: 1) irradiation which has resulted in the release of 'US Seedless Pineapple' and 'US Early Pride'; and 2) conventional breeding using seedless Kishu as a pollen parent.