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Click to EnlargeSummergold
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 750
Bloom Date
Ripe Date July 29th

Set
Size
Shape
Pubes
Red
Attribute
Firm
Free
Status
Brix
8
2.9
7.5
6
7.5
7.5
2.8
8
1

Notes

Red around pit, excellent taste

Description

Summergold.—Orig. in Fort Valley, Ga., by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. Introd. in 1970. V 370224 [(J.H. Hale x Valiant) o.p.] x Redglobe. Cross made in 1955, first fruited in 1958, tested as FV 6256. Fruit: medium to large; round with slight tip; skin yellow undercolor with 60% covered with a bright red blush, attractive; flesh yellow, firm but melting, texture fine, flavor good, freestone; ripens about same time as Loring and 4 days after Redglobe; in 5-year tests by the Food Science Dept., Georgia Agr. Expt. Sta., Experiment, Ga., variety was rated excellent for processing; also recommended for fresh fruit. Tree: vigor moderate; productive; susceptibility to bacterial spot about the same as Redglobe; flower small, self-fertile; leaf glands reniform; chilling requirement 750 h.

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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