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RGF apple varieties distributed by the Gembloux Phytopathological Station


  • Lateur, M. & Populer, C. (1996). RGF apple varieties distributed by the Gembloux Phytopathological Station. Fruit Belge, 64: (459),
Type Journal Article
Year 1996
Title RGF apple varieties distributed by the Gembloux Phytopathological Station
Journal Fruit Belge
Recnumber 75
Volume 64
Issue 459
Endnote Keywords apples|cultivars|plant genetic resources|plant collections|fruit trees|genetic resources|gene banks|evaluation|characteristics|fruit crops|
Abstract The Gembloux Phytopathological Station has collected old Belgian varieties of fruit trees since 1975, with a view to evaluating and utilizing any genetic resistance to diseases present in them. At present the collection holds nearly 2500 accessions, 1200 of which are apple varieties. Following evaluation, varieties are distributed to amateur growers on the basis of organoleptic quality of the fruit, regularity of production, tree vigour on M9 rootstock, keeping quality and disease resistance. These recommended varieties are known as RGF (ressources genetiques fruitieres) varieties, and the principal characteristics are given of some of the most popular, including La Paix, Reinette de Blenheim, Cwastresse Double and Joseph Musch.
Notes Journal article French
Author address Station de Phytopathologie, Centre de Recherches Agronomiques, Gembloux, Belgium.
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Authors Lateur, M. & Populer, C.