‘Saruman’ Apple Cultivar

  • Radu SESTRAS University of Agricultural Science and Veterinary Medicine, 3-5 Manastur St., 400372 Cluj-Napoca
  • Adriana SESTRAS Fruit Research Station, 5 Horticultorilor Str., Cluj-Napoca 400457
  • Eugenia HARSAN Fruit Research Station, 5 Horticultorilor Str., Cluj-Napoca 400457
  • Adrian BARBOS Fruit Research Station, 5 Horticultorilor Str., Cluj-Napoca 400457
Keywords: breeding; Malus domestica; genotypes; peculiarities; description

Abstract

The apple cultivar ‘Saruman’ was obtained at Fruit Research Station Cluj, Romania (FRS Cluj), and homologated in 2007. ‘Saruman’ was released by hybridization between ‘Cluj III-VI-5-26’ selection (‘Parmain d’Or’, open pollinated) and ‘NJ 46’. The trees are vigorous, spreading shape, and with medium crop yield. The fruits have large size, conic shape and mostly red (purple) coloration; they have white flesh with a sweet, crisp, aromatic flavour and low acidity. Fruits become ripe in the last decade of August, first decade of September and the fruits are proper for dessert and well suited for cooking, applesauce, cider, pies.

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Published
2010-06-13
How to Cite
SESTRAS, R., SESTRAS, A., HARSAN, E., & BARBOS, A. (2010). ‘Saruman’ Apple Cultivar. Notulae Scientia Biologicae, 2(2), 133-134. https://doi.org/10.15835/nsb223562
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