INVESTIGATIONS OF CHAENOMELES JAPONICA (THUNB.) LINDL. IN THE REGION OF CENTRAL BALKANS

DOI: 10.7904/2068 – 4738 – III(6) – 43

 Teodora MIHOVA, Violeta KONDAKOVA, Penka MONDESHKA

Abstract: The characterization of genetic resources of Chaenomeles japonica (Thunb.) Lindl, spread in the region of Central Balkans, aims to assess its complex of biological, biochemical, biotechnology and metabolic properties. The fruits of this plant species are characterized by a rich content of biologically active substances having greater importance to human health and food industry. Determination of metabolic parameters of the spectrum depending on the environmental area, the method of generation and storage of fruit is defined as self–direction at the Research Institute of Mountain Stockbreeding and Agriculture–Troyan.

 Key words: Chaenomeles sp., genotype, fruits, quality, phenologycal calendar, yield, reproductive characteristics, biochemical parameters