Preliminary Results in the Study of Two Local Almond Populations from Dobrogea Region



The almond (Prunus dulcis L.) is a very popular nut, being one of the most complex fruits for the benefit of the human health. Nowadays in Romania, this crop started to decrease as covered land and production. At the global level the cultivated surfaces and the production is on raise. The aim of our study was to select better almond genotypes suitable for breeding. The study’s goal was to monitor two spontaneous populations of almond hybrids naturally formed in two distinct localities from the Dobrogea region, namely Greci, from Tulcea county and Crucea, from Constanta county. Naturally formed almond hybrids were studied and observations have been performed for the phenophases in the years 2018 and 2019, also observing the presence of different pathogenic diseases on the phyllosphere of the plants. There were also accomplished morphological measurements for the hybrids of high interest according to the purpose of the present research work.


breeding; Prunus dulcis; spontaneous hybrids.

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