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Click to EnlargeSparkling Red
2004 Musser Fruit Research Farm

Season Blake Season
Range July 13th - August 3rd
Additional Years 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2005
Sequence 0
Row
Tree
Flesh Yellow
Chill Hours 700
Bloom Date March 19th
Ripe Date July 28th

Set
Size
Shape
Pubes
Red
Attribute
Firm
Free
Status
Brix
6.7
2.52
7
8
6.4
6.5
15
8
1?
13.1

Notes

Nectarine, lots of scale, all fruit small,

Description

Orig. by F.W. Anderson, Merced, Calif. Plant patent 4314; 10 Oct. 1978.Assigned to Burchell Nursery, Modesto, Calif. Summer Grand x May Grand. Fruit: medium large; globose mottled and streaked red over golden glow yellow; flesh yellow, firm melting with red next to freestone. Ripens few days after Le Grand, which the fruit strikingly resembles. Flowers large, leaf glands reinform. Tree: medium; vigrous; productive. Particularly susceptible to brown rot and bacterial spot.

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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