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Colloquium: Speaking of Food: connecting basic and applied science

Kahn, Tracy L. [1].

Evaluations of early Satsuma selections for California.

The global mandarin market continues to expand as consumers increasingly favor sweet, seedless, and easy-peeling varieties. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, acreage of mandarins in California has increased from 8,600 acres in 1998-1999 to 33,000 acres in 2010-2011. Satsumas are the earliest maturing of all mandarins, but competition in the marketplace with Clementine mandarins has left growers seeking even earlier maturing Satsuma selections. Our research program provides initial fruit quality trait evaluations of citrus cultivars introduced into CA from other parts of the world to determine which early maturing selections should be considered for further multi-location trials to evaluate yield and commercial potential. This study summarizes the results of our fruit quality evaluations of 21 Satsuma selections introduced into California including "Owari" and "Okitsu Wase" commercial standards between 2005 and 2011 sampled from two locations in California three times per season.

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1 - University of California Riverside, Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA, 92521-0124, USA

Mandarin orange

Presentation Type: Symposium or Colloquium Presentation
Session: C7
Location: Grand Ballroom A/Riverside Hilton
Date: Tuesday, July 30th, 2013
Time: 3:45 PM
Number: C7008
Abstract ID:836
Candidate for Awards:None

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