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Click to EnlargeO'Henry
2003 Watsonia Farms

Season O'Henry Season
Range August 4th - 31th
Additional Years 2002 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006
Sequence 0
Row
Tree
Flesh Yellow
Chill Hours 800
Bloom Date
Ripe Date August 4th

Set
Size
Shape
Pubes
Red
Attribute
Firm
Free
Status
Brix
8
2.95
7.9
8
7.9
7.9
12.8
8
1

Notes

some scab and brown rot, nice color, suture bulge, taste only O.K.

Description

Orig. in Red Bluff, Calif., by Grant Merrill. Introd. in 1968. Plant patent 2964; 27 Jan. 1970. Merrill Bonanza o.p.; apparently a cross with a nectarine variety; discovered in 1960; selected in 1967. Fruit: 2 1/2 to 3 inches in diam.; skin brightly colored, pubescence short; flesh yellow streaked with red, very firm, quality good, freestone; ships well; resembles Improved Pacifica; ripens about with Improved Pacifica to slightly later. Tree: size medium; vigor moderate; productive; leaf glands reniform; flower pink, large, showy.

Key

  • Evaluations are based on a 1-8 scale (6=OK,7=Commercially acceptable, 8=Excellent)
  • Size is in inches
  • Shape: round is assumed, T=tip, P=point, S=suture, OB=oblate, OV=ovate
  • Pubescence: 10=nectarine
  • Freeness: 3=early cling, 8=completely free
  • Status: 0=discard, 1=keep
  • Notes: SOS=soft on suture, SOT=soft on tip, RIF=red in flesh, GAS=green around stem
  • RAP=red around pit, GGC=green ground color, sz=size, wh=white, yt=young tree, CCT=concave tip
  • Bloom date is when approx. 90% of blooms are open (full bloom)

The description of each variety of peach or nectarine fruit under each group is in different formats as this information is collected from varied sources and hence is not consistent

 

     
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