The fruit quality of most pineapple cultivars in Taiwan is not satisfactory during hot summers. Herein, we describe the results of selective breeding in a TARI pineapple breeding orchard. A regional trials program was launched in 2008 for evaluation of superior pineapple lines and varieties, with a focus on developing a shorter plant and improving fruit quality in summer. In 2018, a new cultivar was obtained, released as Tainung No. 23; it was selected from a hybridization population and successive field trials. This cultivar demonstrated improved fruit quality in summer and a shorter plant, with increased suitability for mechanized management.
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