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2008 Cooley Farms

Season Blake Season
Range July 13th - August 3rd
Additional Years 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013
Sequence 0
Row
Tree
Flesh Yellow
Chill Hours 950
Bloom Date
Ripe Date July 14th

Set
Size
Shape
Pubes
Red
Attribute
Firm
Free
Status
Brix
8
2.39
7.5
6
7.5
7.5
3.1
7
1

Notes

Very good taste, good sugar/acid balance

Description

Released by Dennis Werner, NC State Univ. in 1999. Fruit firmness is acceptable for local marketing but it is not sufficient to facilitate long-distance shipping. Foliage have moderate field resistance to bacterial spot disease.

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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