JOURNAL AMERICAN POMOLOGICAL SOCIETY, vol.56, no.3, pp.164-167, 2002 (SCI-Expanded)
This study was conducted to select promising Cornelian cherry (Cornus mas L.) genotypes in an area situated in the Black Sea of Turkey. The population which consisted of native seedling trees were examined with respect to fruit characteristics for three years. Among genotypes, six genotypes were selected for industrial and fresh consuming. Based on mean values of three years, promising selections had 3.08 to 3.71 g fruit weight, 2.72 to 3.25 g fruit flesh weight, 3.71 to 4.77 mm flesh thickness, 6.10 to 7.58 flesh/seed rate, 2.87 to 3.12 pH, 14.15 to 16.29% total soluble solids (TSS) and 2.00 to 2.65% titrable acidity.