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2005 Musser Fruit Research Farm

Season Blake Season
Range July 13th - August 3rd
Additional Years 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2010 | 2011
Sequence 0
Row
Tree
Flesh Yellow
Chill Hours
Bloom Date
Ripe Date July 13th

Set
Size
Shape
Pubes
Red
Attribute
Firm
Free
Status
Brix
6.2
2.95
6
7.5
6.8
6
8.6
7
0
9.6

Notes

little brown rot, large suture bulge, tips, unattractive and poor flavor

Description

Orig. in New Brunswick by L.F. Hough and C.H. Bailey, New Jersey Agr. Expt. Sta.; distributed for testing in 1973 by E. Christ as NJ 275; introduced in 1990 by J.C. Goffreda, A.M. Voordeckers, and J.L. Frecon. Parentage unknown. Fruit: large; globose to ovate-round; attractive 65% mottled red blush on a bright-yellow ground color; flesh yellow, firm, melting, freestone. Ripens 10 days after Redhaven, 21 days before Rio Oso Gem. Flowers large, showy, light pink, small calyx cup; blooms 3 days before Redhaven; leaf glands globose. Leaves and fruit similar to Redhaven in bacterial spot susceptibility. Tree: vigorous; spreading; productive.

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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