Article | . 2017 Vol. 35, Issue. 1
‘Goldone’, a Yellow - fleshed Kiwifruit Cultivar with Large Fruit Size



Namhae Branch, National Institute of Horticultural and Herbal Science, Rural Development Administration1
Protected Horticulture Research Institute, National Institute of Horticultural and Herbal Science, Rural Development Administration,2
Apple Research Institute, National Institute of Horticultural and Herbal Science, Rural Development Administration,3
Department of Vegetable, National Institute of Horticultural and Herbal Science, Rural Development Administration4




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In Korea, kiwifruit is grown within a limited region on the southern coast where the climate is warm. Since the yellow - fleshed kiwifruit variety, ‘Hort16A’, first became commercially available, we have focused on breeding additional yellow - fleshed kiwifruits. Here, we describe the cultivar ‘Goldone’, which originated from ‘Red Princess’ and is characterized by red coloration around the fruit core. Conventional field crosses were performed in 2003, and permission for final release of ‘Goldone’ was obtained in 2011. This cultivar is very productive, with an average fruit weight of 129 g, which is 39% heavier than that of the cultivar ‘Hayward’. ‘Goldone’ is harvested in late October, approximately 165 - 170 days after anthesis. In general, ‘Goldone’ has approximately eight flowers per fruiting shoot; these flowers must be thinned before blooming for commercial production. ‘Goldone’ was registered at the Korean Seed & Variety Service in 2014 for plant variety protection rights (grant no. 4835).



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