Crowd Breeding of Danish Apple Cultivars: Short Contributions

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapportKonferencebidrag i proceedingsForskning

At the University of Copenhagen a gene bank of app. 800 apple cultivars is situated. In order to breed new, robust apple cultivars, we invited volunteers to participate in a “Crowd-breeding project” in 2013. The 136 people sowed out 10.000 open pollinated apple seeds from the 54 most robust and tasty cultivars of Danish origin from the gene bank. In 2019 we visited the 45 growers, who had succeeded in growing trees. 1422 trees got screened, and 54 % was rated very robust towards the diseases scab, mildew, cancer and Elsinoe fruit and leaf spot. 11 % got discharged due to diseases. Only 5 % of the trees got fruits in 2019. 39 % of the 33 tested fruits had a good or very good taste. The trees will be evaluated again in 2020 and a final selection will be made in 2023.
Bidragets oversatte titelCrowd-forædling af danske æblesorter
TitelProceedings of the 19th. International Conference on Organic Fruit Growing : From February 17th to February 19th, 2020, University of Hohenheim, Germany
Antal sider4
ForlagFördergemeinschaft Ökologischer Obstbau e.V.
ISBN (Trykt)978-3-9804883-9-6
StatusUdgivet - 2020
BegivenhedEcofruit: 19th International Conference on Organic Fruit Growing - University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Tyskland
Varighed: 17 feb. 202019 feb. 2020
Konferencens nummer: 19


LokationUniversity of Hohenheim

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