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Click to EnlargeDiamond Ray
2005 Musser Fruit Research Farm

Season Redglobe Season
Range June 30th - July 12th
Additional Years 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2012
Sequence 0
Row
Tree
Flesh Yellow
Chill Hours
Bloom Date
Ripe Date July 4th

Set
Size
Shape
Pubes
Red
Attribute
Firm
Free
Status
Brix
7
2.78
6.5
10
7.5
6.5
12.2
4
1
10.8

Notes

nectarine, lots of brown rot, some splits and skin russet, nice flesh, taste only O.K.

Description

Diamond Ray nectarine (U.S. Plant Patent No. 8948, Oct. 18, 1994) is characterized by a large size, vigorous, hardy, productive and regular bearing tree. In California, the variety bears in the first week of July. The fruit is uniform in size, excellent in flavor, attractively globose in shape, clingstone in type, very firm in texture and full red in skin color. The variety was developed as a hybridized seedling from Red Diamond (USPP 3165), as the selected seed parent and an unnamed seedling as the selected pollen parent. Resembles Summer Bright (USPP 7049) but ripens 12 days earlier and has less red streaking in the flesh. It is similar to Red Diamond but ripens 7 days later and is clingstone instead of freestone. Licensed to Burchell Nursery.

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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