Breeding of a new processing Chinese chestnut cultivar Jinliwang
XU Yu-hai1,JIANG Ying-chun1,WANG Zhi-jing1,FANG Bo1,WANG Qing-fang1,ZHANG Li-tian1,SU Xiang-guo2,WANG Chao-hui3 (1Institute of Fruit and Teaculture,Hubei Academy of Agricultural Sciences,Wuhan,Hubei 430209 China; 2Fruit Technology Extension Service,Supply and Marketing Cooperative of Zhongxiang County,Jingmen,Hubei 431900 China; 3Departmentureau of Science & Technology,Luotian county,Hubei 436600 China)
Jinliwang is a new processing chestnut cultivar selected from the open pollinated seedlings of a Japanese chestnut cultivar. The nut appearance is reddish-brown elliptic,having an average weight of 21.9g,but reaching 34.5 g. The pulp is faint yellow-colored,non-glutinous,containing 25.49% starch,3.74% protein,0.95% fat,13.59% sugar and 22.9 mg/kg vitamin C with a sweet flavor,of superior eating quality quality. It is also excellent to be processed. It matures in late September. The trees are precocious and productive,crooping year after year,and highly adaptable to growing conditions.