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Click to EnlargeSnow Giant
2004 Musser Fruit Research Farm

Season Blake Season
Range July 13th - August 3rd
Additional Years 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2005 | 2006 | 2008 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013
Sequence 0
Row
Tree
Flesh White
Chill Hours 800
Bloom Date March 18th
Ripe Date August 2nd

Set
Size
Shape
Pubes
Red
Attribute
Firm
Free
Status
Brix
6.5
3.19
6.8
7.8
7.2
7.2
11.7
8
1
12.7

Notes

lots of brown rot, small prominent tip, slight suture bulge, tasty, subacid

Description

Orig. by C.F. Zaiger, G.N. Zaiger, L.M. Gardner, and G.G. Zaiger, Modesto, Calif. Plant patent 8085; 5 Jan. 1993. (Unknown nectarine seedling x Royal Gold) x {(O'Henry o.p.) x [(May Grand nectarine) o.p. x Sam Houston]}. Fruit: large; nearly globose; firm; attractive red skin color over yellowish-white ground color with moderate pubescence; flesh white, melting, freestone. Ripens 1 month after Giant Babcock in the late maturity season. Flowers large, showy, pink; leaf glands globose. Tree: large; vigorous; upright; productive. Subacid flavor and sweet.

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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