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Click to EnlargeSugar Giant
2009 Cooley Farms

Season Blake Season
Range July 13th - August 3rd
Additional Years 2008 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2014
Sequence 0
Row
Tree
Flesh White
Chill Hours
Bloom Date
Ripe Date July 30th

Set
Size
Shape
Pubes
Red
Attribute
Firm
Free
Status
Brix
2
3.37
7.5
7.5
7.5
7.5
7
8
1

Notes

White subacid, red around pit, suture bulge and tip on some, aromatic, delicious, sweet

Description

Orig. by C.F. Zaiger, G.N. Zaiger, L.M. Gardner, and G.G. Zaiger, Modesto, Calif. (Unknown nectarine x Royal Gold) x [O'Henry o.p. x (MayGrand o.p. x Sam Huston)]. Plant patent 8442; 2 Nov. 1993. Fruit: large; globose; light red blush over white ground; medium pubescence; flesh white, firm, melting; freestone. Ripens 1 week before Giant Babcock. Flowers: large, showy, pink; leaf glands reniform. Tree: large; vigorous; upright; productive. Sub-acid taste, sweet.

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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