Nanjing 46, a new indica rice variety developed by Institute of Food Crops of JAAS, has been selected as one of national good-taste rice. JAAS received this good news from the Fifth National Rice Convention recently.
The Fifth National Rice Convention, sponsored by National Rice Union, was held in Changchun on April 8, 2010. In this convention, five rice varieties were selected as good-taste rice. They are Jijing 81(indica rice), Five Good Rice No.1, Miaoxiangjing No.1(indica rice), SR669 and Nanjing 46.
Nanjing 46 is featured by its high quality of the rice grain. It combines the flavor of its female parent Wuxiangjing and tenderness of its male parent Guandong 194. The cooked rice is delicate, crystal, tender and smooth, with good color, flavor and taste. Nanjing 46 is known as the most delicious rice by Jiangsu people.
Nanjing 46 applied for new variety protection in 2007 (application number: 20070298.X). The Ministry of Agriculture announced its release on November 1, 2007, and the release number is CNA004059E.