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Tripti Vashisth, Mercy A. Olmstead, James Olmstead, and Thomas A. Colquhoun

availability of low-chill accumulating plants that provide alternatives for growers seeking to diversify ( Byrne and Bacon, 1999 ). Low-chill cultivars of apple ( Hough and Bonnetti, 1988 ), southern highbush blueberry, plum ( Prunus domestica ), and

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Zena Rawandoozi, Timothy Hartmann, David Byrne, and Silvia Carpenedo

, and TA) in high chill arid vs. low chill humid locations. Materials and Methods Plant materials. A total of 369 seedlings (2 to 4 years old) from nine F 1 families ( Supplemental Fig. 1 ) along with parental genotypes, were budded onto peach

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Gayle M. Volk, James W. Olmstead, Chad E. Finn, and Jules Janick

’Neal’ has been used in many new production areas and countries as a “test” cultivar by entrepreneurs seeking to develop new markets. As blueberry production extended into low chill areas, ‘O’Neal’ was the predominant cultivar planted and in the late 1990s

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Craig E. Kallsen and Dan E. Parfitt

‘Gumdrop’ was released because of its early harvest date, which is 23.5 d before ‘Kerman’ and 10.3 d before ‘Golden Hills’ ( Table 2 ). It also flowers much earlier than any other commercial cultivar, so we expect that it may perform better under low-chill

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Dan E. Parfitt, Craig E. Kallsen, Brent Holtz, and Joseph Maranto

‘Randy’ is a male pistachio ( Pistacia vera L.) released as a pollenizer for female cultivars Golden Hills and Lost Hills. It has flowered well and uniformly during low-chill seasons (less than 800 h) in Kern and Madera Counties, CA. ‘Randy

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José Egea, Manuel Rubio, José A. Campoy, Federico Dicenta, Encarna Ortega, María D. Nortes, Pedro Martínez-Gómez, Antonio Molina, Antonio Molina Jr, and David Ruiz

conditions in Murcia (southeast of Spain, lat. 37° N, long. 1° W, and 350-m altitude). Therefore, these new cultivars show low-chilling requirement ( Ruiz et al., 2007 ). Full blooms for ‘Mirlo Blanco’ and ‘Mirlo Rojo’ occur on 16 Feb., whereas for ‘Mirlo

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Thomas M. Gradziel and Mary Ann Thorpe

medium to high crop, comparable to ‘Andross’, and thus needing less thinning after a high-chill winter but possibly vulnerable to lower crops after low-chill winters. ‘Goodwin’ bloom was uniform and abundant when chilling hours were above a 700 h (using

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Antonio J. Felipe

, exhibiting similar low chilling requirements. Flowers are large (3.5 to 4 cm), of the rosaceous type, with large pale pink petals. The flowers have between 30 and 45 stamens and one pistil. Fruits are small (4 to 5 cm in width) and rounded with a pubescent

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José Egea, Jose A. Campoy, Federico Dicenta, Lorenzo Burgos, Jose L. Patiño, and David Ruiz

in the southeast of Spain. In addition, another shortcoming associated with ‘Orange Red’ in our field conditions is low fruit weight. To resolve these problems, ‘Orange Red’ was crossed with selection ‘Z 211/18’, which is characterized by low chilling

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Margaret R. Pooler

early bloom, low chilling requirement, and adaptation to warmer climates as well as its striking floral display. Availability Like all other woody ornamental plants released from the National Arboretum, ‘Helen Taft’ and ‘Abigail Adams’ are not patented