Submitted to: HortScience
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/1/2012
Publication Date: 7/15/2012
Citation: Goenaga, R. 2012. Register of New Fruit and Nut Cultivars List 46. Rambutan. HortScience. 47:555.
Interpretive Summary: This listing of new fruit and nut varieties includes these crops: almond, apple, apricot, blackberry, blueberry, cactus pear, cranberry, citrus, currant, gooseberry, grape, elderberry, hazelnut, kiwi, mango, nectarine, paw-paw, peach, Persian walnut, plum, raspberry, rambutan and strawberry. 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 46 is a compilation of descriptions of new fruit and nut cultivars from around the world. In this edition, 8 newly released rambutan cultivars are described in terms of their origins, important fruit traits and yield. Of the eight described cultivars, one is tolerant to stem canker (Dolabra nepheliae).