Development of a New Melon Cultivar 'Ibaraking' with High Fruit Growth Ability under Low Temperature Conditions, High Total Soluble Solid Content, and Resistance to Fusarium Wilt

JARQ : Japan Agricultural Research Quarterly
ISSN 00213551
書誌レコードID(総合目録DB) AA0068709X
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‘Ibaraking’ is a new F1 melon (Cucumis melo L.) cultivar with green-fleshed fruit, high fruit growth ability under low-temperature conditions, high total soluble solid (TSS) content, and a long shelf life. It was developed from a cross between 2 parental lines P2 and P32 at the Plant Biotechnology Institute, Ibaraki Agricultural Center, Ibaraki, Japan. The parental line, P2, was fixed by self-pollination of a line selected from somaclonal variants of a cultivar ‘Andes,’ while another line, P32, was fixed by self-pollination of a cultivar ‘Earl’s Seine Natsu 2.’ The fruit characteristics of ‘Ibaraking’ were compared with those of the common melon semi-forcing culture cultivars ‘Andes-5’ and ‘Otome,’ from 2005 to 2007, in semi-forcing culture by creeping cultivation. In ‘Ibaraking,’ low-temperature fruit growth ability and external appearance were equal to those of ‘Otome’ and exceeded those of ‘Andes-5,’ while the TSS content was similar to that of ‘Andes-5’ and exceeded that of ‘Otome.’ With regard to shelf life, ‘Ibaraking’ was superior to ‘Otome’ and equal to ‘Andes-5.’ In response to Fusarium wilt of melon, the most severe melon disease, ‘Ibaraking’ demonstrated resistance to races 0 and 2. These responses were identical to those of ‘Andes-5’ and ‘Otome.’ Therefore, we conclude that ‘Ibaraking’appears a more suitable cultivar in semi-forcing culture by creeping cultivation in Ibaraki prefecture, Japan.


Cucumis melo

Fruit firmness

Shelf life

公開者 Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
国立情報学研究所メタデータ主題語彙集(資源タイプ) Journal Article
開始ページ 343
終了ページ 347
DOI 10.6090/jarq.48.343
権利 Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
言語 eng