Breeding of Eucalypt bud and flower lines

  • 66 pages

  • Published: 1 Dec 2004

  • Author(s): Sedgley, Margaret, Professor, Delaporte, Kate, Dr

  • ISBN: 1-74151-072-4

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Addresses the breeding of eucalypts for the cut stem sector of ornamental horticulture. All currently existing cultivars were developed for amenity horticulture, and are not suitable for the new and expanding trade in cut stems with buds, flowers or gumnuts. Superior cultivars with the traits required by the consumer are essential to maintain a competitive advantage on international markets. This study has developed twelve superior selections with outstanding characteristics of stunning buds and flowers. While it will be some years yet before this material can be proven under cultivated conditions, the resource secures the future of the cut stem industry in Australia, with the promise of superior adapted cultivars for the future. 2004, 67pp, RIRDC Pub No 04/163: $16