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Actinidia (Mini Kiwi) Fruit Quality in Relation to Summer Cutting

Version 1 : Received: 19 April 2021 / Approved: 21 April 2021 / Online: 21 April 2021 (13:12:36 CEST)

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Figiel-Kroczyńska, M.; Ochmian, I.; Lachowicz, S.; Krupa-Małkiewicz, M.; Wróbel, J.; Gamrat, R. Actinidia (Mini Kiwi) Fruit Quality in Relation to Summer Cutting. Agronomy 2021, 11, 964. Figiel-Kroczyńska, M.; Ochmian, I.; Lachowicz, S.; Krupa-Małkiewicz, M.; Wróbel, J.; Gamrat, R. Actinidia (Mini Kiwi) Fruit Quality in Relation to Summer Cutting. Agronomy 2021, 11, 964.

Journal reference: Agronomy 2021, 11, 964
DOI: 10.3390/agronomy11050964

Abstract

Recently, there has been a trend towards healthy food. Consumers are looking for products that have health-promoting properties in addition to their taste. Actinidia fruit, apart from being tasty, contains valuable nutrients. They are high in vitamin C, polyphenols, and pectins and low in calories. These pro-health properties allow kiwiberry fruit to qualify in the group of so-called superfoods. All tested cultivars belong to two species of Actinidia, well tolerating conditions of moderate climate with negative temperatures in winter. The cultivars differed significantly in mineral content, color, firmness, weight and content of antioxidant substances. Summer pruning (lightening) increased the content of N, P, K, extract, and NO3 and resulted in darker fruit color. However, it slightly decreased the content of polyphenols. 'Sientiabrskaja' can be recommended for consumption as the cultivar richest in polyphenols and with the highest health-promoting values.

Subject Areas

Actinidia arguta; Actinidia kolomikta; colour; firmness; fruit quality; mineral content; polyphenols

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