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2003 Musser Fruit Research Farm

Season O'Henry Season
Range August 4th - 31th
Additional Years 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006
Sequence 187
Row 8
Tree 25,26
Flesh Yellow
Chill Hours 750
Bloom Date March 16th
Ripe Date August 4th

Set
Size
Shape
Pubes
Red
Attribute
Firm
Free
Status
Brix
7
2.97
7
7.5
7.3
7.3
9.5
7.8
1

Notes

25% ripe, minimal brown rot, pretty, small tail, nice ground color

Description

Orig. in Blacksburg, Va., by George D. Oberle, Virginia Agr. Expt. Sta. Introd. in 1966. Rio Oso Gem x (Shippers Late Red o.p. x Sunhigh). First fruited in 1958; selected in 1959; tested as V.P.I. 58. Fruit: large, 2 1/2 to 3 inches in diam.; skin rich orange-yellow ground cover with 60% bright medium-red blush, pubescence short, attractive; flesh orange-yellow with moderate pinkish-red color adjacent to the pit cavity, firm, smooth, flavor mild, quality well above other varieties ripening in its season; ripens about 11 days after Elberta and 7 days after Rio Oso Gem; tolerant to diseases. Tree: very vigorous; moderately productive; flowers large, pale pink, showy, self-fruitful; leaf glands predominately 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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