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2009 Musser Fruit Research Farm

Season Blake Season
Range July 13th - August 3rd
Additional Years 2006 | 2008 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013
Sequence 0
Row
Tree
Flesh Yellow
Chill Hours 700
Bloom Date
Ripe Date July 24th

Set
Size
Shape
Pubes
Red
Attribute
Firm
Free
Status
Brix
6.5
3.24
7.5
7
7.8
7.5
8.1
8
1
16.6

Notes

Lots of brown rot, slight suture bulge, great taste

Description

Plant Patent #10,387 (May 12, 1998) to Zaiger Genetics of Modesto, CA. A new and distinct variety of peach tree which has the following unique combination of desirable features that are outstanding in a new variety: 1. Heavy and regular production of large size fruit. 2. Fruit with very good flavor and eating quality. 3. Relatively uniform fruit size throughout the tree. 4. Fruit with a high degree of attractive red skin color. 5. Fruit that will hold firm on the tree 6-7 days after maturity (shipping ripe). 6. Vigorous and upright growth. The fruit is further characterized by being relatively uniform in size throughout the tree, holding firm on the tree 6-7 days after maturity (shipping ripe) and, in comparison to O'Henry Peach (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 2,964), the fruit has a higher degree of attractive red skin color and is approximately 10 days earlier in maturity. The new variety of peach tree was developed by us in our experimental orchard located near Modesto, Calif., as a fourth generation seedling from a cross between two selected seedlings, field identification numbers 25GA440 and 16RA384. The maternal parent (25GA440) originated from a cross between a Flavortop Nectarine (non-patented) with a seedling selection which originated from a Sun Red Nectarine (non-patented) crossed with Spring Grand Nectarine (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 2,767). The pollen parent (16RA384) originated from a cross between a Redwing Peach (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 621) with a very firm, high colored nectarine of unknown parentage. A large group of these open pollinated seedlings were grown and maintained under close observation by us, during which time one such seedling, which is of the present variety, exhibited especially desirable fruit characteristics and 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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