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Year Published/Registered1954

Cultivar Type:For Tea

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia sinensis 'Beni-kaori'

Chinese Name:红香茶

Japanese Name:紅香 べにかおり



茶農林21号  農林認定品種(茶農林21号)


» English Description

Beni-kaori. (C. sinensis). Registered in 1954. Cross combination:Ai21 x Nka03. Use for Black tea. Kagoshima Pref..

[Agriculture registration] Tea Norin 21

[Product registration] None

[Features] An easy-to-cultivate black tea variety that has a bright crimson light blue color and a Chinese scent.

[Developer] Kagoshima Prefectural Tea Experiment Station (Kagoshima Prefectural Agricultural Development Center Tea Industry Department)

[Original record] In 1935, at the Kagoshima Prefectural Agricultural Experiment Station, mating was conducted with the introduced species Ai21 from India as the mother and the native species Nka03 from Kagoshima as the father, and selected from the seedling groups. From 1940 to 1952, it was tested in an excellent tea tree determination test for black tea, and was recognized as excellent and named Kago-assamu No. 8. In 1954, it was registered as Tea Norin 21 and was named'Beni-kaori'.

[Early-early] Middle age. The germination period is about one day later than'Yabukita', and the plucking period is almost the same as'Yabukita'.

[Morphological characteristics] The tree is upright, with strong tree vigor and slightly overgrown. The arrangement of tea buds during the plucking period is good. The number of buds is high, and the one hundred bud weight is a dog bud weight type.

[Cutting rootability] A little inferior to'Yabukita'.

[Good or bad of initial growth] Slightly slower than'Yabukita'.

[Simulation method for young trees] Since the tree is upright, it tends to be in a tree shape that is easy to rise. For this reason, the first pruning is performed at the same or slightly lower position as that of "Yabukita", and the branching is promoted.

[Yield] Somewhat high. It's the same as'Yabukita','I'm praised and more.'

[Quality] The quality of black tea is good. The light blue color is crimson, transparent and excellent. The fragrance is highly aromatic. The taste is a little strong, but the taste is good. Good fermentability.

[Cold resistance] Cold resistance and frost damage in winter are moderate.

[Insect resistance] Strong against anthrax and intermediate in ring spot disease. Slightly strong for the scale bug.

[Suitable for cultivation] Tea producing areas west of the Tokai.

[Processing characteristics] The quality of black tea is straightforward, strong and suitable for both individual products and blend K.

» Japanese Description

紅香(Beni-kaori ) べにかおり    公表日:1954。 紅茶用1960年登録農林認定品種(茶農林21号)交配组合:Ai21×NkaO3


















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