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Almonds varieties Glorieta

  • Synonym(IRTA almond cultivar breeding programme): “A-205”.
  • Origin: seedling derived from the cross “Primorskiy” x “Cristomorto”, made in 1975 at Mas de Bover (Constantí, Tarragona).
  • Protected cultivar: Plant Variety Rights granted to IRTA by MAPA (Spain) in 1992. Nº POV 873 (BOE 25-01-1992).


Pomological traits

  • Tree vigour: very vigorous. Its vigour allows to maintain an optimum balance between production and vegetative growth.
  • Foliage density: dense.
  • Growth habit: medium-upright.
  • Branching density: medium.
  • Training and pruning: very easy.
  • Nuts location: mainly on spurs but also on brindles and on one-year old shoots spurs, one shoots.
  • Blooming time: late (similar to “Francolí”, “Guara”, “Vairo”). At Mas de Bover 25 days after “Desmayo Largueta” (average of 12 years of observations).
  • S compatibility genotipe: S1S5.
  • Pollination: Cross-pollination needed.
  • Pollinators: “Francolí”, “Vairo”, “Constantí”, etc.
  • Blooming density: high.
  • Length of blooming: medium.
  • Bearing precocity: precocius.
  • Cropping capacity: high-very high.
  • Cropping regularity: good. Low alternate bearing.
  • Drought tolerance: it grows well under rainfed conditions.
  • “Fusicoccum” (Phomopsis amygdali Del.)tolerance: medium.
  • “Red leaf blotch” (Polystigma ochraceum Whal.): medium.
  • Harvesting season: mid (beginning of September at Mas de Bover).
  • Harvesting ease: good. At maturity nuts keep attached to their branches and, when shaking, they drop easily.
  • Husking ease: good. The husk is separated easily from the shell.


Commercial traits

  • Nut shape: elliptic and sharp-pointed.
  • Kernel size: rather big(1,4 g).
  • Shelling percentage: 29 %.
  • Shell texture: hard.
  • Double kernels: almost without doubles(1,9 %).
  • Kernel appearance: attractive. Skin smooth, medium thickness.
  • Blanched kernel composition: oil: 54,9 %; protein: 24,9 %; soluble sugars: 2,5 %; total fiber: 9,3 %; water: 4,7 %.


Global assessment

“Glorieta” is a late blooming tree, highly productive, easy to train and prune, with strong vigour, tolerant to drought and with kernel quality.

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