Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, vol.29, no.7, pp.4879-4885, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded)
Apricot is a type of fruit with high consumer demand because it is evaluated as table and dried. Different eco-geographic groups have varieties with superior characteristics. This situation is very important in terms of creating wide variations in breeding studies. In the current research, pomological, biochemical properties of 45 apricot hybrids obtained from the parental combination of H X IL were analyzed and identified. Variation was determined related to investigated characteristics among apricot genotypes. The data were evaluated by PCA (Principal Component Analysis) and CA (Clustering Analysis) upon determining the correlation between properties. 10 PCA were obtained, and they defined 78.12% of the population with 27 characteristics. The highest correlation was stated between fruit weight and width. Hybrids were with small sized, orange color, free and sweet kernel. The organoleptic properties of most hybrids are at acceptable levels.