A selection study on oleaster (Elaeagnus angustifolia L.) grown in the campus area of Selcuk University in Konya, Turkey
This study was conducted on the population of oleasters that were found in Selçuk Universty of Aladdin Keykubat Campus in 2005 to 2006 in order to determine the kinds of candidates of high quality fruits by the selection breeding method. In this survey, a total of 30 kinds of oleaster (Elaeagnus angustifolia L.) was examined and 12 kinds of olaester was chosen between them according to their fruit characteristics. The weight, length and width of fruits in the chosen ones were recorded to be between 1.55 and 1.82 g, 21.42 and 24.80 mm, and 15.44 and 17.72 mm, respectively, and the rate of seed/flesh was between 2.31 and 4.20. Finally, the rate of vitamin C for the different kinds of oleaster was determined to be between 1.86 and 5.03 mg/100 g.
Key words: Turkey, Konya, oleaster (Elaeagnus angustifolia L.), selection breeding.