University of Bologna: multiplication licenses for Sweet cherries increase
Thanks to the new agreements signed by the University of Bologna in several European and extra-European countries, the number of multiplication licenses for the cultivation Sweet cherries produced by Alma Mater under the “30 e lode” project is increasing.
The University of Bologna has started 11 licensing agreements in Europe and one agreement for the evaluation and development of the product. Outside the European Union, a multiplication licensing agreement was signed in Turkey and one agreement for the evaluation and development of Sweet cherries was signed in South Africa while other 10 agreements are in the final phase of negotiation.
The researchers of Alma Mater University are now investigating new systems for planting the crop, developing different forms of culture breeding and the production of a new variety of autofertile of late ripening cherry called Sweet Stephany.
The great success of Sweet cherries, testified by the “Ciliegia d’Italia” prize awarded to the Sweet Valina variety, is due to the product high agronomic performance, a high popularity index and constant research carried out at University of Bologna.