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Variety Name

Rio Red

ID 282
Latin Name Citrus paradisi Macf.
Common Name grapefruit
Country United States
Registration Year 1984
Short Description The mutant variety Rio Red was officialy approved in 1984. It was developed by treatmant of bud sticks with thermal neutrons (thN). Main improved attribute of mutant variety are fruit and juice color deeper red, wide adaptation.

Publications

1. MBNL No: 37 Page 24


Crop Type and Improved Traits

Propagation Primary Vegetatively propagated crops
Propagation Secondary Others
Usage Primary Fruit/Nuts
Usage Secondary Citrus fruit
Characteristic Primary Quality and nutrition traits
Characteristic Primary Sub-Type Industrial and marketing quality
Characteristic Secondary Tolerance to abiotic stresses


Breeding Method Section

Mutagen Treatment Type Physical
Physical Mutagen thN
Treated Material Type Vegatative propagates
Phenotype Fruit and juice color deeper red and wide adaptation


Historical Breeding Method

Breeding Method Direct use of an induced mutant
Mutagen Treatment Type Physical
Physical Mutagen thN
Treated Material Type Vegatative propagates
Parent Variety Ruby Red
Parent Variety Ruby Red