Table 3: Different fruit quality characteristics of Pop-DG parental cultivars, ‘Dr. Davis’ and ‘Georgia Belle’


S.no

 Trait/Character

‘Dr. Davis’

‘Georgia Belle’


1

Ripening date

Later

Earlier

2

Skin color

Orange ground, with blush

Green/yellow, no blush

3

Flesh color

Yellow -orange

White-cream

4

Stone adhesion

Clingstone

Freestone

5

Flesh texture

Firm, non meting flesh

Soft, melting flesh

6

Aroma

Bland

Sharp

7

Sweetness (SSC)

11.5

13.0

8

Acidity (TA)

High

Low

9

Mealiness

None

High susceptibility

10

Browning

Medium susceptibility

High susceptibility

11

Bleeding

High susceptibility

Low susceptibility


TA = Titratable acidity, SSC = soluble solids content

Dhanapal et al.Journal of Plant Science and Molecular Breeding  2012 1:3DOI : 10.7243/2050-2389-1-3