Horticultural Characteristics and Chemical Composition of Advanced Raspberry Lines from Quebec and Ontario.

Khanizadeh, S., Rékika, D., Ehsani-Moghaddam, B., Tsao, R., Yang, R., Charles, M.T., Sullivan, J.A., Gauthier, L., Gosselin, A., Potel, A.-M., Reynaud, G., and Thomas, É. (2009). "Horticultural Characteristics and Chemical Composition of Advanced Raspberry Lines from Quebec and Ontario.", Food Science and Technology - LWT, 42(4), pp. 893-898. doi : 10.1016/j.lwt.2008.08.016  Access to full text

Abstract

Three advanced raspberry (Rubus idaeus L.) lines from the University of Guelph breeding program (‘88-18’, ‘88-117’, ‘88-134’) and one advanced line from the Québec fruit breeding program (‘SJR942-7’) were tested for their winter hardiness, fruit quality, horticultural characteristics and antioxidant activity compared to four commercially grown cultivars (‘Festival’, ‘Boyne’, ‘Nova’ and ‘Killarney’) recommended for Québec. Lines ‘88-18’ from Guelph and ‘SJR942-7’ from Québec had higher antioxidant activity, larger fruit size, better fruit quality and longer shelf life than all other lines and cultivars tested. The ellagic acid content of ‘SJR942-7’ was approximately two times higher than that of the commercial cultivars grown in Québec.

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