Fruit characteristics of native almond selections from the Lake Van Region (Eastern Anatolia, Turkey)

Balta F., Yarilgac T., Balta M.

JOURNAL AMERICAN POMOLOGICAL SOCIETY, vol.55, no.1, pp.58-61, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.58-61
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: No


The research was conducted in the Lake Van Region during 1997 and 1998. The research evaluated selections of natural almond population grown from seed on Island Adlr (Van) in Lake Van. Approximate 400 seedling trees were investigated and, data from 13 selections were recorded in terms of fruit characteristics for two years. For all selections, full blooming season occurred in late April and harvest season in late August. In-shell fruit weights changed between 2.74 g and 6.80 g. Kernel weights ranged from 0.64 g to 1.32 g. The kernel percentage varied 18.4% to 29.2% and double kernel percentage was 0% and 60%. The shell thickness varied from 0.27 cm to 0.43 cm.