Evaluation of black mulberry (Morus nigra L.) genotypes from Lakes region, Turkey


Koyuncu F. , Koyuncu M. A. , Yildirim F. , VURAL E.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE, cilt.69, ss.125-131, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 69 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Dergi Adı: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.125-131

Özet

Valuable genotypes were identified in the existing genetic resource of black mulberry (Morus nigra L.) in Mahmatlar and Egirdir at Lake Egirdir (Mediterranean region) of Turkey First, native black mulberry genotypes were surveyed for fruit and tree characters and second, twenty-eight pre-selected genotypes were evaluated as potential candidates for conservation of M. nigra germplasm. Flowering started in the beginning of April. Harvesting period was between first week of July and September. The leaf shape of all genotypes was unlobed, dentate and cordate and the leaves (except from M-22 and M-23) had dark-green colour. Values between 3.74 g and 5.67 g was found for average fruit weight, 15.73-17.42 mm for fruit diameter, 21.66-27.04 mm for fruit length, 13.11-16.23 % for soluble solid, 1.35-1.86 % for acidity and 2.8-23.0 mug g(-1) for vitamin C. All genotypes had an attractive black-purple colour and medium-large sized fruits.