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Click to EnlargeSweet September
2006 Musser Fruit Research Farm

Season Autumnprince season
Range September 1st - 15th
Additional Years 2009 | 2010 | 2014
Sequence 0
Row
Tree
Flesh Yellow
Chill Hours 850
Bloom Date
Ripe Date September 9th

Set
Size
Shape
Pubes
Red
Attribute
Firm
Free
Status
Brix
6.8
3
7.8
6.3
7.6
7.8
5.4
8
1
17.5

Notes

medium brown rot, lots of insect damage, tips, subacid, delicious and sweet

Description

Plant Patent #9964 (July 15, 1997) to Zaiger Genetics of Modesto, CA. A new and distinct variety of peach tree, which has the following unique combination of desirable features that are outstanding in a new variety: 1. Fruit with a mild, sweet, sub-acid flavor with excellent eating quality. 2. Fruit maturing in the late maturity season. 3. Relatively uniform, large-size fruit throughout the tree. 4. Fruit with firm flesh, good handling and shipping quality. 5. Fruit holding firm on the tree 10 to 12 days after maturity (shipping ripe). 6. Having a vigorous, upright growth habit. The fruit is further characterized by being relatively uniform throughout the tree, having good handling and shipping quality; and maturing in the late season, approximately 5 weeks after O'Henry Peach (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 2,964).The present new and distinct variety of peach tree was originated by us in our experimental orchard located near Modesto, Calif., as a first generation cross between two selected seedlings, identification numbers 108ED304 and 103ED581. The maternal parent (108ED304), originated from a cross of a selected seedling with White Lady Peach (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 5,821). The selected seedling originated from a cross of Red Grand Nectarine (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 1,060) with Redwing Peach (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 621). The paternal parent (103ED581), originated from a seedling selected from an open pollinated O'Henry Peach (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 2,964) crossed with a high-colored peach seedling of unknow parentage. A large group of these first generation seedlings were planted and maintained under close observation and the present variety exhibited the late maturing fruit characteristics described above and 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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