EVALUATION OF THE CONSUMER PREFERENCE FOR SWEET CHERRY FRUITS AT THE “SWEET CHERRY FEST” IN ISTRITA-BUZAU

Published in Scientific Papers. Series B, Horticulture, Volume LXII
Written by Adrian ASĂNICĂ, Florin STĂNICĂ, Valerica TUDOR, Alexandru IACOB, Violeta ZOLOTOI, Livia PEROJUC

Since 2013, the Univeristy of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest yearly organizes at the Istriţa Nursery and Didactic-Experimental Farm the “Sweet Cherry Fest” in the first decade of June. The event is part of the “Agriculture for Life, Life for Agriculture” International Conference programme and consist in a large sweet cherry exhibition and tasting of fresh sweet cherry fruits gathered from own trial orchards or from comercial sweet cherry plantations within the country. Depending on the environmental conditions and weather conditions of each year, the samples of cherries for tasting session varies a lot but comprise as many as possible varieties, most of them from early to medium harvest time. In 2017, the tasting panel evaluated 24 samples coming from 17 varieties. These were as follows: ʻEarly redʼ, ʻBurlatʼ, ʻCelesteʼ, ʻKordiaʼ, ʻFirm redʼ, ʻGrace Starʼ, ʻNew Starʼ, ʻEarly Bigiʼ, ʻGiant redʼ, ʻSummitʼ, ʻFerroviaʼ, ʻUlsterʼ, ʻVanʼ, ʻRubinʼ, ʻKatalinʼ, ʻSkeenaʼ and ʻLapinsʼ. Best score was recorded by ʻEarly redʼ followed by ʻNew Starʼ and ʻGiant redʼ. The fruit size and appearance of the ʻEarly redʼ and ʻGiant redʼ varieties were rewarded by tasting panel with high appreciation scores. The taste was also remarked by the consumers for ʻEarly redʼ and also the aroma for ʻNew Starʼ.

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ASANICA A., STANICA F., TUDOR V., IACOB A., ZOLOTOI V., PEROJUC L. 2018, EVALUATION OF THE CONSUMER PREFERENCE FOR SWEET CHERRY FRUITS AT THE “SWEET CHERRY FEST” IN ISTRITA-BUZAU. Scientific Papers. Series B, Horticulture, Volume LXII, Print ISSN 2285-5653, 187-190.


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