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2009 Musser Fruit Research Farm

Season Blake Season
Range July 13th - August 3rd
Additional Years 2000 | 2001 | 2003 | 2005 | 2006 | 2008 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012
Sequence 0
Row
Tree
Flesh White
Chill Hours 450
Bloom Date
Ripe Date July 25th

Set
Size
Shape
Pubes
Red
Attribute
Firm
Free
Status
Brix
4.5
2.51
7.3
5
7
7
3
8
1
15.3

Notes

Excessive amounts of brown rot, green ground color, peento, uneven halves, unpleasant taste

Description

Peento or South China Saucer is a low chill, flat, freestone white fleshed peach. It was introduced to the U.S. in 1869 by P.J. Berckmans, Augusta, GA. It is of fair quality with somewhat acid taste and is susceptible to bacterial spot. It requires 450 chill hours. It has an uneven shape and cracks on the bottom. Picking often tears flesh at the stem. This name also refers to a group of flat peaches originally from China, many of which have low-acid flavor. The name means flat peach in Chinese. At one time this name was also applied to descendants of a very low-chilling flat peach that was well adapted to Florida and that included some nonflat types.

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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