A New Late-ripening Chinese Chestnut Cultivar, Jianding Youli

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A new Chinese chestnut cultivar, Jianding Youli (Castanea mollissima Blume), was released from native chestnut trees in China by Institute of Botany, Jiangsu Province, and Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2017. This cultivar was preliminary selected from a natural seedling tree in Shandong Province in 1963. Then, the advanced and regional yield trials for evaluation were carried out from 1975 to 2016. Jianding Youli is a late-ripening cultivar with an optimal ripening date in late September. It has good nut quality for eating raw and processing, and it is especially suitable for sugar-frying processing. The average nut weight

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This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (grant no. 31500514) and the Key Research and Development Program (Modern Agriculture) Project of Jiangsu Province Science and Technology Department (grant no. BE2016385).

Corresponding author. E-mail: 13951970164@163.com.

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    ‘Jiujiazhong’ (left) and ‘Jianding Youli’ (right) trees in late September.

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    Nut size and nut shape (upper row: ‘Jiujiazhong’, lower row: ‘Jianding Youli’).

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