avocadosFrom an avocado seed Antillean La Gomera, printed on the Community Plant Variety Office under the name "Julian".

The Canarian Institute of Agricultural Research (ICIA), autonomous agency attached to the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and waters of the Canary Islands, there has been a new variety of avocado in the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO), that stands out because it presents tolerance Phytophthora cinnamomi, a soil fungus that causes the main disease affecting the crop.

It has been called "Julian" and comes from an avocado seed antillano type origin gomero -called SS 3-, belonging to the germplasm collection avocado Institute, the result of surveys conducted for years in the Islands by researchers at the Center. It was selected because it presents a good performance against that pathogen-that say, It is less sensitive to the same- causing root rot of aguacatero, reaching cause tree death.

avocado JulianPresident ICIA, Juan Francisco Padrón, explained that this record represents the recognition and protection of the variety and determines that any person or entity who wants to use it must have the prior approval of the Institute.

Antillean avocados collection of ICIA, It found on farms in the Institute and the Cabildo de Tenerife, It is used in both trials to source of plant material for improvement, as well as exchanges with other schools and provision of mother plants nurseries.

Result of the work that has been carried out for years for the selection of patterns Phytophthora cinnamomi tolerant avocado, researchers Canarian Institute of Agricultural Research currently studying the agronomic potential of four of them. Said Julian and three others are under obtaining registration, They have shown tolerance to this microorganism, both plots of this research center and other collaborating entities, at different locations on the island of Tenerife.