Evaluation of Vaccinium arctostaphylos selections from the Artvin and Trabzon Provinces of Turkey

Islam A., Çelik H., Serdar Ü.

Acta Horticulturae, vol.810, pp.129-132, 2009 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 810
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.17660/actahortic.2009.810.14
  • Journal Name: Acta Horticulturae
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.129-132
  • Keywords: Genetic resources, Little known blueberry, Morphology, Pomology, Small fruit
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


This study was carried out to evaluate morphological and pomological characteristics of some little known blueberry types in Turkey during 2003-2006. Caucasian whortleberry (Vaccinium arctostaphylos L.) populations were collected from the coast area to high altitude in Trabzon and Artvin. The plant habit was generally shrub; growth habit was erect or prostrate; condensation wax on berries was high; berries were round, oblate or ovoid; berry taste ranged from sour to sweet; berry weight was 32.08-100.5 g/100 berries; total soluble solid was 7.43-13.5%; cluster number of per plant was between 1 and 6. These wild selections will be evaluated in more detail.