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Cultivar Type：For Tea
Scientific Name：Camellia sinensis 'Anhui 7'
华茶40号 农业部农业司，中国农业科学院茶叶研究所. 1990. 《中国茶树优良品种集》80-81页。
GSCT40 Ministry of Agriculture and Tea Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences. 1990. Collection on the improved tea varieties in China. p.80-81.
» English Description
Ministry of Agriculture and Tea Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences. 1990. Collection on the improved tea varieties in China. p.80-81.
GSCT40 (Anhui 7)
New clonal variety. Frutex type. Medium-leaf size. Medium sprouting.
It was selected individually from the Keeman populative variety in 1955%1978 by the Keeman Tea Research Institute, Anhui Academy of Agricultural Sciences. Now it has been popularized to the tea area of Anhui province, and introduced to the provinces of Jiangxi, Henan, Jiangsu and Hubai.
Plant medium size. Semi-opened in shape. With more dense branching density. Leaves incline upwards and slightly inflexing. Length 8.9~10.2 cm, width 3.6%4.2 cm. Oblong in shape with blunt pointed tips. Surface of leaves flat, deep green in color, with slightly glossy. Thicker and more bristle in texture. With neat margin and more dense serrations. The sprouting period m the spring season appears in the third ten days of March. The peak period of one bud and three leaves shoots appears m the middle to the third ten days of April. With more dense sprouting density and potent sprouting ability. Light green in color and moderate amounts of hairs. The weight cf 100 one bud and three leaves shoots averaged 43 g. The peak period of flowering stage appears in the third ten days of October. Less amounts of flowers and moderate bearing percentage. Rather high resistance to drought, thin fertility and frost injury. With wide adaptability.
High yielding. The yield of made tea in an area of 36.24 mu tea garden of Qianshan Tea Plantation averaged 124.9 kg per mu, and 75.1% higher than that of the local populative variety. The yield of made tea in a 13 years old tea garden averaged 290.6 kg per mu.
According to the analysis conducted by the Keeman Tea Research Institute,Anhui Academy of Agricultural Sciences, the contents of amino acids in the one bud and two leaves shoots averaged 3.53%, tea polyphenols 24.38% and total catechins 99.11 mg/g. The green tea prepared witn GSCT40 variety as the raw material is characterized by its tightly and finely rolled leaf, green and glossy with obvious fine hairs, lily aroma, full and fresh taste. It was introduced for creating of ‘Jianhao’ in the Jiansan county of Anhui province and the ‘Taibai Yinhao, in the Henan province and showed superb quality and significant economic efficiency.
suitable to popularize in the tea region in the south-of-Yangzte River and nor-th-of-Yangzte River for the manufacture of green tea.
From the viewpoint of the cultivation, it is recommended to select the deep and fertile soil layer with sufficient amounts of organic matter and water supply.
» Chinese Description
农业部农业司，中国农业科学院茶叶研究所. 1990. 《中国茶树优良品种集》80-81页。华茶40号，安徽7号。
杨亚军，梁月荣. 2014. 《中国无性系茶树品种志》30页: 安徽7号