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M. Wang and I.L. Goldman

The importance of folic acid in the human diet has been recognized in recent years by major increases in government recommended allowances. Red beet (Beta vulgaris L.) is an important vegetable source of folic acid, however little is known about the extent of variation for native folic acid content in red beet germplasm. A total of 18 red beet entries, including 11 hybrids (F1) and seven open-pollinated cultivars (OP), were evaluated for free folic acid content (FFAC) in replicated field experiments during 1993 and 1994. Significant differences among entries were detected in all studies. FFAC ranged from 3.3 to 15.2 μg·g-1 on a dry mass basis. A significant entry × year interaction was detected. Changes in rank of entries between years were minimal among F1 hybrids, while the changes in rank among OP cultivars were large. These data demonstrate significant variability among cultivated red beet germplasm sources for FFAC. Entries with high FFAC may be useful for increasing levels of this vitamin in red beet.

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J. Steven Brown, Raymond J. Schnell, Tomás Ayala-Silva, J. Michael Moore, Cecile L. Tondo, and Michael C. Winterstein

* coordinate represents either yellow (positive) values or blue (negative) values. The CIE L*a*b* color space was successfully used to compare fruits from replicated plantings of open-pollinated sibling trees of mango crosses of known maternal parentage and to

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Rogério Ritzinger and Paul M. Lyrene

Open-pollinated southern highbush (V. corymbosum L. hybrids) and F1 (southern highbush × V. simulatum Small) hybrid blueberry seedlings were compared for fertility in a high-density nursery in Gainesville, Fla. Most of the pollen sources in the field were tetraploid southern highbush seedlings. Berries were collected from 100 southern highbush seedlings and from 100 seedlings from southern highbush × V. simulatum crosses. The seeds were extracted and dried on a laboratory bench for several days before weighing. No significant differences were found in seed mass/berry between the two types of seedlings. Although the F1 interspecific hybrids averaged slightly lower in seed mass per berry, this was due to the smaller size of their well-developed seeds, not to poor seed development. The estimated number of well-developed seeds per berry was 35.4 and 39.1 for southern highbush blueberries and their F1 hybrids with V. simulatum, respectively. These results indicate that reduced fertility should not be a problem in using V. simulatum to breed southern highbush blueberries.

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Paul W. Bosland

-yielding, high-quality, open-pollinated jalapeno cultivar that is suitable for fresh market, the processing industry, and the home garden. Origin The ‘NuMex Vaquero’ jalapeño was developed by a pedigree method with several hybridizations and repeated single

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Paul W. Bosland

The New Mexico State University chile pepper breeding program announces the release of ‘NuMex Jalmundo’, an open-pollinated, large-sized jalapeño. The name is a contraction of jalapeño and mundo (meaning “world” in Spanish), implying that it is

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Paul W. Bosland and Carl A. Strausbaugh

footprint and is the most effective control for curly top. Origin ‘NuMex Las Cruces’ originated from a hybridization between two of the most prominent cultivars, Large Red Thick and Mesilla, grown in southern New Mexico. ‘Large Red Thick’ is an open-pollinated

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Paul W. Bosland and Danise Coon

The New Mexico State University Chile Pepper Breeding and Genetics Program announces the release of ‘NuMex Heritage Big Jim’ chile pepper ( Capsicum annuum L.). ‘NuMex Heritage Big Jim’ is an open-pollinated, improved, New Mexican pod-type cultivar

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Paul W. Bosland

type chile peppers commercially grown gained their genetic base from cultivars first developed at New Mexico State University. The New Mexico Chile Pepper Breeding and Genetics Program announces the release of ‘NuMex Heritage 6-4’ an open-pollinated

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Kevin M. Crosby, Justin Butcher, Kil Sun Yoo, and Daniel I. Leskovar

, seeds of this open-pollinated cultivar will be more affordable for direct seeding into the field than comparable hybrid cultivars. Fig. 2. ‘TAM Ben Villalon’ plant and fruit. Availability. Breeder's seed will be maintained by the Texas A&M University

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Christopher S. Cramer

The New Mexico State University (NMSU) Agricultural Experiment Station announces the release of ‘NuMex Silhouette’ onion ( Allium cepa L.). ‘NuMex Silhouette’ is an open-pollinated, late-maturing, short-day, onion cultivar with red-colored dry