TASS writes about this with reference to the head of the breeding laboratory of the department of plant genetic resources, candidate of agricultural sciences Raisa Kulyan. She said that scientists will use the method of multi-stage hybridization with the inclusion of cold-resistant relatives of citrus fruits. This will make it possible to bring out mandarins that can withstand short-term low temperatures and uncomfortable winter conditions.
Now tangerines completely freeze out at minus 12 degrees Celsius. In addition to increasing frost resistance, scientists want to achieve early maturity of citrus fruits.
It is noted that the tangerine harvest season has already begun in Sochi. Thanks to the dry autumn, it was possible to start harvesting on time.