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Research Project: Managing Genetic Resources and Associated Information of Grape, Tree Fruit, Tree Nut, and Other Specialty Crops Adapted to Mediterranean Climates

Location: Nat'l Clonal Germplasm Rep - Tree Fruit & Nut Crops & Grapes

Title: Register of new fruit and nut cultivars list 49

Author
item Gasic, Ksenija - Clemson University
item Preece, John
item Karp, David - University Of California

Submitted to: HortScience
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/27/2018
Publication Date: 6/1/2018
Citation: Gasic, K., Preece, J.E., Karp, D. 2018. Register of new fruit and nut cultivars list 49. HortScience. 53(6):748-776.

Interpretive Summary: Ariana (Soft-seeded VIR-2). Tart-sweet, soft seeded red medium to large pomegranate. Origin: Open pollinated seedling number 31 by A.D. Strebkova. Selected in Turkmenistan by N.I. Zaktreger, O.F. Mizgireva, and A.D. Strebkova, VIR Kara-Kala Experimental Station. Introduced from the Turkmenistan Experimental Station of Plant Genetic Resources, Garrygala to the USDA-ARS National Clonal Germplasm Repository, Davis, CA in 1999. Fruit: Medium to large round-flat dark red fruit with large dark red arils containing small soft seeds and a tart-sweet taste. Ripens late October. Tree: Low growing shrub that stands straight. Grows well in areas with hot summers.

Technical Abstract: Ariana (Soft-seeded VIR-2). Tart-sweet, soft seeded red medium to large pomegranate. Origin: Open pollinated seedling number 31 by A.D. Strebkova. Selected in Turkmenistan by N.I. Zaktreger, O.F. Mizgireva, and A.D. Strebkova, VIR Kara-Kala Experimental Station. Introduced from the Turkmenistan Experimental Station of Plant Genetic Resources, Garrygala to the USDA-ARS National Clonal Germplasm Repository, Davis, CA in 1999. Fruit: Medium to large round-flat dark red fruit with large dark red arils containing small soft seeds and a tart-sweet taste. Ripens late October. Tree: Low growing shrub that stands straight. Grows well in areas with hot summers.