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Shiny Star: an opportunity for Korean table grape industry

In recent years, table grapes from Chile and the United States have been increasingly imported to Korea. The imported grapes are seedless and have nonslippery skin. Korean consumers prefer grapes with those traits rather than the traditional Korean cultivars, which are seeded and have more slippery skin. The imported cultivars are not suitable for cultivation in Korea because of the hot and humid summers and cold winters.

"Shiny Star is a cold-hardy seedless table grape developed by the Rural Development Administration (RDA) grape breeding program in Korea. Shiny Star meets the demands of both consumers and producers in Korea. Shiny Star was derived from a cross between Tano Red and Himrod - The scientists at Fruit Research Division, National Institute of Horticultural and Herbal Science in Wanju (Korea) explain - The cultivar Himrod is the seedless pollen parent of Shiny Star, which has greater cold hardiness than Himrod. Shiny Star has yellow berries with soft flesh, nonslippery skin, a foxy flavor, and a mean weight of 3.8 g. Shiny Star is not prone to berry shattering or cracking during storage or postharvest transportation, thereby increasing its marketability."

Shiny Star is an opportunity for Korean table grape industry and market.

Source: Youn Young Hur, Su Jin Kim, Jeong Ho Roh, Kyo Sun Park, Hae Keun Yun, Jong Chul Nam, Sung Min Jung, Sang Uk Koh, Dong Jun Im, Dong Hoon Lee, Seo June Park, Kyong Ho Chung, 'Shiny Star: A Cold-hardy Seedless Table Grape', 2020, HortScience, Vol. 55 (4), pag. 593-594

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