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Research Project: Innovative Strategies and Methods for Improving the Management, Availability, and Utility of Plant Genetic Resource Collections

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Title: Cider apple diversity and genetics

Author
item PECK, GREG - Cornell University - New York
item Volk, Gayle
item GOTTSCHALK, CHRIS - Michigan State University

Submitted to: CiderCon 2019
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/8/2018
Publication Date: 2/5/2018
Citation: Peck, G., Volk, G.M., Gottschalk, C. 2018. Cider apple diversity and genetics. CiderCon 2019.

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Technical Abstract: Cider apples are defined by their high tannin, acid, and/or sugar content. However, cider apples emerged from the same evolutionary forces and domestication events as culinary apples. So, what makes cider apples genetically unique? Come learn from leading scientists about the origin and diversity of cider apples, the chemical characteristics of hundreds of cider apple genotypes that are available in the USDA’s apple collection, and the origin and development of red juiced apples that can be used to produce rosé ciders. By the end of this session, you will be able to explain the genetic story of cider apples. This information will help you make tree planting and apple purchasing decisions, speak to the media and customers about cider apples with confidence, and gain an appreciation for the vast number of cider apple genotypes available in the U.S.