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Click to EnlargeMay Lady
2003 Musser Fruit Research Farm

Season Springcrest Season
Range May 20th - 31th
Additional Years 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012
Sequence 8
Row 2
Tree 21,22
Flesh Yellow
Chill Hours 700
Bloom Date March 12th
Ripe Date May 27th

Set
Size
Shape
Pubes
Red
Attribute
Firm
Free
Status
Brix
6
2.35
6.3
6.8
6.5
6.5
11
4
1

Notes

25% ripe, mild taste, mod. Juicy, low tart, taste 5.8, fair uniform color, not real red but looks good, some green in shoulders

Description

Orig. in Red Bluff, Calif., by Grant Merrill, Exeter, Calif. Introd. in 1968. Gemfree x Blazing Gold. Cross made in 1956, selected in 1959, tested as 57-131. Fruit: size medium; generally globose; skin smooth, pubescence very short, one-half to three-fourths covered with red blush; flesh firm for the season, clingstone; shipping qualities good; has few split pits; ripens late May and early June in San Joaquin Valley. Tree: size medium, vase shaped; vigor moderate; productivity considered good for its season; flower small, blooms early to midseason, abundant pollen; leaf glands reniform.

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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