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Click to EnlargeStark's Summer Pearl
2006 Musser Fruit Research Farm

Season Blake Season
Range July 13th - August 3rd
Additional Years 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2008 | 2013
Sequence 0
Row
Tree
Flesh White
Chill Hours 850
Bloom Date
Ripe Date July 24th

Set
Size
Shape
Pubes
Red
Attribute
Firm
Free
Status
Brix
7.5
3.14
7.5
6.5
7.3
7.4
3.4
8.0
1
16.1

Notes

some brown rot, split pits, prominent suture, acidic, good taste

Description

Orig. in New Brunswick, N.J. by L. Fredric Hough and Catherine H. Bailey, New Jersey Agr. Expt. Sta., Cook College, New Brunswick, N.J. Introd. in 1979 by Stark Bros. Nurseries, Louisiana, Mo. NJ 554039 x NJ 585399. Cross made in 1965; selected in 1972; tested as NJ 252. Fruit: 2 3/8 to 2 5/8 inches in diam., globose; skin one-half to one-fourth red on cream white; flesh white with red at pit. quality good; freestone; ripens 3 1/2 weeks after Redhaven. Tree: standard, vigorous, productive; self-fertile; bud hardiness better than Loring, slightly less than Redhaven; moderately tolerant to bacterial leaf 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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