Volume 55 Number 1 Article 8 Pages: 58-61
Year 2001 Month 1
Title: Fruit Characteristics of Native Almond Selections from the Lake Van Region (Eastern Anatolia, Turkey)
Authors: F. Balta, T. Yarilgac and M.F. Balta
The research was conducted in the Lake Van Region during 1997 and 1998. The research evaluated
selections of natural almond population grown from seed on Island Adlr (Van) in Lake Van.
Approximate 400 seedling trees were investigated and, data from 13 selections were recorded in terms of fruit
characteristics for two years.
For all selections, full blooming season occurred in late April and harvest
season in late August.
In-shell fruit weights changed between 2.74 g and 6.80 g.
Kernel weights ranged
from 0.64 g to 1.32 g.
The kernel percentage varied 18.4% to 29.2% and double kernel percentage was
0% and 60%. The shell thickness varied from 0.27 cm to 0 43 cm.
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