New Hybrids of Eggplants (Solanum melongena) Created at Vegetable Research and Development Station Buzau

Camelia BRATU, Costel VÎNĂTORU, Bianca ZAMFIR, Florin STANICA, Viorica LAGUNOVSCHI-LUCHIAN

Abstract


At present, the Romanian market is dominated by foreign eggplant cultivars, the most widely used being the ‘Aragon’ and ‘Mirval’ hybrids. Taking into acount this major deficiency in this Solanum species regarding the autochthonous genotypes since 1996, Vegetable Research and Development Station Buzau Breeding Laboratory started an intensive breeding program for eggplants, finalised until now with the establishment of a valuable germplasm collection consisting of 208 genotypes structured by their genetic stability.

Keywords


breeding; genotypes; heterosis; hybridization; ‘Rebeca’ F1.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15835/buasvmcn-hort:2019.0014


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