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Click to EnlargeArctic Queen
2006 Musser Fruit Research Farm

Season Blake Season
Range July 13th - August 3rd
Additional Years 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004
Sequence 0
Row
Tree
Flesh White
Chill Hours 900
Bloom Date
Ripe Date July 26th

Set
Size
Shape
Pubes
Red
Attribute
Firm
Free
Status
Brix
5.8
2.16
7.3
10
7.9
7.6
7.9
7.5
1
20

Notes

little brown rot, suture bulge, uneven halves, pigment in flesh, good sweet taste, subacid, nectarine

Description

Orig. by C.F. Zaiger, L.M. Gardener, G.N. Zaiger, and C.G.Zaiger, Modesto, Calif. Plant patent 8094; 12 Jan.1993. Complex origin. Fruit: large: nearly globose; firm; flesh melting, white, freestone with bleeding of red from pit cavity; orange-red over yellowish-white ground color. Ripens late July at Modesto. Flowers large, showy, pink; leaf glands reinform. Tree: large; vigrous; upright; protective. Sub-acid, very sweet fruit. The present new variety of nectarine tree was originated by us in our experimental orchard located near Modesto, Calif., as a first generation cross between two selected nectarine seedlings with the field identification numbers 32EB252 and 35GC20. The material parent 32EB252 originated from a second generation cross between two selected seedlings. One with the parentage of Sun Grand Nectarine (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 974) crossed with Merril Gem Peach (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 868) and the other seedling was selected from a second generation cross between a late maturing nectarine of unknown parentage crossed with Autumn Grand Nectarine (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 2,894). The paternal parent 35GC20 originated as a second generation seedling from a cross between Redwing Peach (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 621) and a highly colored nectarine seedling of unknown parentage. A large group of these seedlings from which the present variety exhibited itself were planted and maintained under close observation in our experimental orchard. One such white flesh nectarine which evidenced distinctive desirable characteristics was selected for asexual reproduction and commercialization.

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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