|Authors: ||A. Dardeniz, M. Seker, M.A. Gundogdu, L. Turker, G. Arda, K.A. Kahraman|
|Keywords: ||'Hönüsü' grape cultivar, clonal selection, breeding, pomological characteristics, ripening|
‘Elhamra’ (‘Hönüsü’) is a popular cultivar which is grown in all vine production regions in Turkey and extensively in the East Mediterranean and South East Anatolia regions.
The cultivar is late maturing and short-pruning.
The flowers are functionally female, so the cultivar requires a pollinator.
Three different ‘Elhamra’ clones were evaluated for their cluster and pomological characteristics in 2009 and 2010 harvesting seasons.
The genotypes showed differing characteristics for ripening time and fruit parameters as follows: ‘Clone 1’ has large berries with deep red to violet-black colour, medium to moderate cluster size, tendency to parthenocarpy and is late maturing (through mid-October). ‘Clone 2’ has large berries with red to violet-black colour, large clusters and is late maturing (mid-October). ‘Clone 3’ has smaller to medium berries with pinkish green colour, having medium cluster size compared to the other clones, less tendency to parthenocarpy and is very late maturing (through end of October).
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