Mulberry: its realities and future in Ukraine
Mulberry (Morus L.): its realities and future in Ukraine / Rudnyk-Ivashchenko O. I., Sukhomlyn L. V. // Sadivnytstvo (Horticulture). – 2017. – 72. – P. 45-49. – Refs.: 15. – in Ukrainian.
The authors have presented the historical information about the origin and spread of bombycid moth, beginning of silkworm breeding, the first orchards on the territory of Ukraine, researches on the mulberry breeding and introduction both in our country and abroad. The results of the investigations have been analysed aimed at elaborating new methods of creating the white mulberry tetraploid cultivars intended for the fruits production. The most promise newly created inland cvs have been named, the data presented about the scientific cooperation with foreign research institutions as well as the brief information on the study, reproduction and prospects of the scientific developments of growing fruit and ornamental mulberry at the Institute of Horticulture of NAAS.
Key words: species diversity, cultivars, breeding, introduction, polyploidy, fruit, taste qualities.