Breeding of source material for radish breeding

UDC 635.153:635-152

Kosenko M.A., Timakova L.N.

Cultivars of radish in Russia are represented by three geographical groups – European, Chinese and Japanese. The basis of the modern methodology of breeding work on root crops is the creation of variety populations and hybrids of root crops with an attractive appearance and a sufficiently high nutritional value, suitable for new technologies of growing and processing in order to meet the requirements of the market. For the period of 2020, the state register includes 96 cultivars, of which 22 – winter radish, 8 – summer radish, and 1 F1 hybrid, 25 – loba and 2 F1 hybrids, daikon – 28, and 10 hybrids. In the assortment structure of the market of vegetable products, table root crops occupy 24%, of which the most popular crops, both in production and in personal subsidiary farms, are beet and carrots (about 120 thousand ha) as well as radish, turnip, parsnip, radish, rutabaga, daikon, etc., grown on smaller areas, in private farms, but their role in the rational and healthy human nutrition is very important. The purpose of the research is to evaluate the collection material of Chinese radish (Loba), Japanese radish (daikon), European radish on economically valuable characteristics (shape, color and weight of marketable root crops) for use in the selection process to create new varieties and hybrids. The object of research was 15 cultivars of radish, including 6 of Chinese radish (Loba), 4 of Japanese radish (daikon), 5 of European radish of domestic selection. 3 bred in the Poisk Agro Holding. According to the intensity of leaf colour, 66.7% of cultivars had green, 26.7% dark green, and 6.6 % light green leaf color. With a dark colour: Chinese radish Margelanskaya and Misato pink, Japanese radish Almaz, European radish Nochka. The total yield of the cultivars varied from 25.4 mm (Lady) to 87.7 t/ha (Inovasi). The level of marketability varied from 88.1 to 97.5%. The highest indicator was observed in the Misato pink cultivars.

Key words: radish, cultivar, characteristics, yield, marketability

Kosenko M.A., Cand. Sci. (Agr.), senior research fellow of department of breeding and seed growing, ARRIVG – branch of the FSBSI FSVC, breeder of the Poisk Agro Holding. E-mail:

Timakova L.N., Cand. Sci. (Agr.), senior research fellow of department of breeding and seed growing, ARRIVG – branch of the FSBSI FSVC, breeder of the Poisk Agro Holding. E-mail:

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