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Almond genetic improvement

Starting date: 01/01/2018 End date: 31/12/2020
Programme: Fruit Production

Financing entities:

The general purpose is to increase the sustainability and competitiveness of future almond tree plantations by improving the varieties available to fruit growers.

The main objectives are:

  1. To obtain self-fertile, late-flowering and extra-late flowering varieties with high production capacity, excellent fruit quality, easy formation and pruning and adapted to adverse conditions (climate, diseases, etc.).
  2. To obtain a variety ‘Marcona’ type by directed crosses and selection and / or resynthesis of it.