Albino Tea Cultivars

Winter has set in for the United States. Have you noticed any color changes in your tea plants?

This post from Italian tea blogger Domenico could help explain pale leaves in your tea plants.

Quello che mi passa per la tazza

In recent days, my attention was drawn to a particular cultivar of tea: the albino tea cultivar.
I accidentally discovered the existence of this type of cultivar, then intrigued I started looking for it was anything special compared to the other cultivars of Camellia Sinensis.

There are two main types of albino cultivars, light-sensitive and another thermosensitive.
The light sensitive albino cultivar manifested most clearly its characteristics when it is more exposed to light, in fact the leaves of these plants are clearer precisely in summer when the light exposure is stronger.

Leaves belonging to a light-sensitive albino tea cultivar. For ten days a part of the leaf has been less exposed to sunlight. As you can observe as you can see this part of the leaf has become greener, indicating greater amount of chlorophyll. Fonte:Effect of sunlight shielding on leaf structure and amino acids concentration of light sensitive albino tea plant Wang K. R. 1,2 , Li N. N. 1 , Du Y. Y. 1 and Liang Y. R. 1. African Journal of Biotechnology Leaves belonging to a light-sensitive albino tea cultivars. For ten days a part of the leaf has been less exposed to sunlight. As you can observe as you can see this part of the leaf has become greener, indicating greater amount of chlorophyll.
Fonte:Effect of sunlight shielding on leaf structure and amino
acids concentration of light sensitive albino…

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