Kellerhals, Markus and Eigenmann, Christian (2006) Beurteilung der Fruchtqualität beim Apfel im Rahmen des EU-Projekts Hidras. [Evaluation of apple fruit quality within the EU project Hidras.] In: Boos, Markus (Ed.) ecofruit - 12th International Conference on Cultivation Technique and Phytopathological Problems in Organic Fruit-Growing: Proceedings to the Conference from 31st January to 2nd February 2006 at Weinsberg/Germany, Fördergemeinschaft Ökologischer Obstbau e.V. (FÖKO), Weinsberg, Germany, pp. 165-171.
The EU project Hidras (High Quality Disease Resistant Apples for a sustainable agriculture, QLK5-CT-2002-01-01492) aims to identify genetic factors controlling apple fruit quality with the objective of increasing the acceptability of disease resistant apples. At Agroscope Changins-Wädenswil (ACW) we are performing ex-pert panel tests and consumer tests. The consumer inquiry during the public fair BEA 2005, end of April 2005 in Bern, Switzerland, resulted in comprehensive information on consumption trends in apple for dif-ferent age groups. This work is coordinated with partners in Poland and Belgium. All the age groups consid-ered flavour, juiciness and firmness as very important quality criteria for apples. The preference of apples to other fruit such as pears, bananas or citrus is more significant with adults and especially elder people. How-ever, apple was the most favourite fruit species for all age classes. Almost one third of the adults prefer an apple to other snacks. On the other hand, children prefer chips and popcorn and only 12% prefer an apple to other snacks.
The overall appearance and eating quality of scab resistant varieties (Ariane, Topaz and Goldrush) and non-resistant varieties (Gala, FAW 5878 and La Flamboyante) evaluated by the same consumers con-firmed, that the resistant varieties were competitive in respect to fruit quality with the non-resistant varieties.
|EPrint Type:||Conference paper, poster, etc.|
|Type of presentation:||Paper|
|Keywords:||apple, breeding, consumer test, scab resistance, fruit quality|
|Subjects:|| Food systems > Food security, food quality and human health|
Crop husbandry > Production systems > Fruit and berries
|Research affiliation:|| Germany > Fördergemeinschaft Ökologischer Obstbau - FÖKO|
International Conferences > 2006: Ecofruit
|Related Links:||http://www.ecofruit.net, http://www.foeko.de/ecofruit.htm|
|Deposited By:||Boos, Markus|
|Deposited On:||17 Jul 2006|
|Last Modified:||26 Aug 2010 10:36|
|Refereed:||Peer-reviewed and accepted|
|Additional Publishing Information:||The proceedings are available as paperback at Fördergemeinschaft Ökologischer Obstbau e.V. (FÖKO), Traubenplatz 5, D-74189 Weinsberg, www.foeko.de|
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