Large-scale standardized phenotyping of apple in RosBREED

K. Evans, Y. Guan, J. Luby, M. Clark, C. Schmitz, S. Brown, B. Orcheski, C. Peace, E. Van De Weg, A. Iezzoni

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The USDA - Specialty Crop Research Initiative-funded RosBREED project is focused on enabling marker-assisted breeding in the Rosaceae. New molecular tools for selection need to be developed before this technology will be widely accepted and applied to apple breeding programs. As well as detailed genotypic data of interrelated progenies, parents and ancestor cultivars, fully descriptive phenotypic data also need to be collected. For apple, fruit phenotyping begins at harvest, followed by 10 and 20 weeks regular storage, each followed by 7 days shelf life at room temperature. The standardized phenotyping protocols agreed by breeding teams in Washington, Minnesota and New York states will be presented in this paper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIV International Conference Postharvest Unlimited 2011
PublisherInternational Society for Horticultural Science
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9789066051607
StatePublished - Apr 1 2012

Publication series

NameActa Horticulturae
ISSN (Print)0567-7572


  • Fruit quality
  • Marker-assisted breeding
  • Pedigree-based analysis


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