cold-sensitive and is therefore cultivated in regions with mild winters. When fruit development is separated from fertilization and seed development, the resulting parthenocarpic fruits are seedless ( Fos et al., 2000 ; Robinson and Reiners, 1999
Seedless or low seed content is an important trait for fresh and processed citrus fruit in the United States and the world. Yamasaki et al. (2007) described how seedlessness in citrus can be produced by several factors, including self
. Seeded grape ( Vitis vinifera L.), citrus, and watermelon ( Citrullus lanatus Thunb.) were long accepted by consumers. However, during the past few decades, consumer interest in seedless fruit has increased, and seedlessness has become an important
‘Hongju’ is a seedless table grape developed by the Rural Development Administration (RDA) grape breeding program in Korea. With increasing imports of table grapes from Chile and the United States, Korean consumers largely prefer seedless table
‘Shiny Star’ is a cold-hardy seedless table grape developed by the Rural Development Administration (RDA) grape breeding program in Korea. In recent years, table grapes from Chile and the United States have been increasingly imported to Korea. The
Polyform, Inc., Morrow, GA). Watermelon plants were transplanted and watered in by hand on 24 Apr. each year. Mickylee (BASF Nunhems) plants were used as pollinizers at a one pollinizer plant to three seedless plants ratio. The cotton variety DP1050B2RF
‘Flame Seedless’ is an early maturing, red-colored seedless table grape, Vitis vinifera Linn, released in November 1973.
The development of high quality, seedless (stenospermocarpic) table grape cultivars adapted to eastern United States is a major objective of the grape breeding program of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station. ‘Venus’, a blue, seedless cultivar, was released from this program in 1977 (1). A red, seedless cultivar, ‘Reliance’, with wider adaptation, is the most recent development.
also thin and tough. The flesh should be dark red, crisp, sweet, and seedless ( Maynard and Perkins-Veazie, 2004 ). Although extensive work has been done to identify high-yielding mini triploid watermelon cultivars ( Maynard and Perkins-Veazie, 2004
‘Orlando Seedless’, the first seedless grape with resistance to Pierce’s disease (PD), has been released by the Univ. of Florida (Fig. 1). It was developed from the grape breeding program at the Agricultural Research and Education Center in Leesburg (3). ‘Orlando Seedless’ is productive and long-lived in Florida, and was unaffected by the recent cold winters in Florida (− 10°C) that killed citrus and damaged muscadine grapes (Vitis rotundifolia).