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Click to EnlargeArctic Pride
2008 Musser Fruit Research Farm

Season O'Henry Season
Range August 4th - 31th
Additional Years 2006 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013
Sequence 0
Row
Tree
Flesh White
Chill Hours 800
Bloom Date
Ripe Date August 14th

Set
Size
Shape
Pubes
Red
Attribute
Firm
Free
Status
Brix
6.5
2.64
7.5
10
7.8
7.5
11.9
4
1
18.8

Notes

Early evaluation, some brown rot, red around pit, uneven halves, good sweet taste

Description

Plant Patent #8450 (Nov. 9, 1993) to Zaiger Genetics, Modesto, CA. A new and distinct variety of nectarine tree which has the following unique combination of features that are desirable in a new variety: 1. Heavy and regular production of fruit. 2. Fruit with excellent flavor and eating quality. 3. Fruit with firm white flesh having good handling, storage and shipping quality. 4. Fruit having a high degree of soluble solids, (14.8 Brix). 5. Fruit ripening in the late maturity season. 6. Relatively uniform maturity of large, freestone fruit. 7. Having a vigorous, upright growth habit. Our new and distinct nectarine variety was originated by us in our experimental orchard located near Modesto, Calif. as a third generation seedling from a cross between two selected seedlings with the field identification numbers of 21GA1110 and 32EA260. The seedling 21GA1110, which is the female parent originated from a cross between Ruby Gold Nectarine (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 3,101) and Redwing Peach (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 621) and the pollen parent with the identification number of 32EA260 originated from a cross between O'Henry Peach (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 2,964) and Giant Babcock Peach (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 1,353). A large group of these third generation seedlings were grown and maintained under close observation, one such late maturing seedling, which is the present variety, having especially desirable fruit characteristics 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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