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