The Effect of Different Pollinators on Fruit Set and Fruit Quality Parameters of Some Foreign Apricot Varieties in Kayseri Ecological Conditions (Central Anatolia, Turkey)

Mehmet Yaman, Hasan Pınar


Turkey is among the rare countries in terms of plant diversity, and thus, most plant species spread widely throughout the country. Apricot is one of these plant species. Due to the self-incompatibility seen in apricots, it is necessary to use a pollinator variety for a quality and efficient product. With this study carried out in 2021 year, the effects of different pollinators on fruit set and some fruit quality parameters of Casne Drenova, Ninfa and P. de Tyrinthe cultivars were investigated in Kayseri ecological conditions. In the study, early ripening apricot varieties were used as paternal parent. According to the results of the study, it was shown that fruit set values varied between 11.6% and 22.6%. In the pomological parameters examined in the study, in general (except for fruit firmness), differences were found in combinations using different pollinators compared to the open pollinated fruits of the maternal parent. It is foreseen that the results obtained will be guiding especially in the breeding studies to be carried out with these varieties and in the establishment of new orchards.


Apricot; Kayseri; Pollinator; Quality; Pomology

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ISSN: 2148-127X

Turkish JAF Sci.Tech.

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