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Click to EnlargeGlacier White
2009 Cooley Farms

Season Blake Season
Range July 13th - August 3rd
Additional Years 2008 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013
Sequence 0
Row
Tree
Flesh White
Chill Hours
Bloom Date
Ripe Date July 30th

Set
Size
Shape
Pubes
Red
Attribute
Firm
Free
Status
Brix
1
2.75
7.5
7.5
7.25
7.5
8.67
8
1

Notes

White subacid, only 6 fruit total, delicious

Description

Plant Patent #11868 (May 15, 2001) to Zaiger Genetics, Modesto, CA. A new and distinct variety of peach tree. The following features of the tree and its fruit are characterized with the tree budded on `Nemaguard` rootstock (unpatented), grown on Handford Sandy loam soil with Storie Index rating 95, in USDA Hardiness Zone 9, near Modesto, Calif., with standard commercial fruit growing practices, such as, pruning, thinning, spraying, irrigation and fertilization. Its novelty consists of the following unique combination of features that are desirable in a new variety: 1. Regular and heavy production of fruit. 2. Fruit with large size and good firmness. 3. Fruit having an attractive red skin color. 4. Sweet, sub-acid fruit with excellent flavor and eating quality. 5. Fruit having firm, white flesh, with good storage and shipping qualities. 6. Fruit that has the ability to remain firm on the tree 7 to 10 days after maturity (shipping ripe). The fruit is further characterized by its good storage and shipping quality, its ability to remain firm on the tree 7 to 10 days after maturity; and, in comparison to the `Summer Sweet` Peach (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 8,070), the new variety is approximately 7 days later in maturity. The present new variety of peach tree was originated by us in our experimental orchard located near Modesto, Calif., as an open pollinated seedling from a seedling of a cross between two seedlings with field identification Nos. 36RB243 and 103ED581. The maternal parent (36RB243) originated as an open pollinated seedling from a cross between a seedling with field identification No. 16EA132 and `Amparo Peach` (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 6,472. The seedling (16EA132) originated as an open pollinated seedling from a peach of unknown parentage. The pollen parent (103ED581) originated as an open pollinated seedling between a cross of two seedlings with field identification Nos. 23EA150 and 54G51. The seedling (23EA150) originated from an open pollinated `O'Henry` Peach (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 2,964) seed. The seedling (54G51) originated from an open pollinated peach seedling from a peach of unknown parentage. We grew and maintained a large group of these seedlings, growing on their own root, during which time one such seedling, which is of the present variety, being especially desirable for its tree and fruit characteristics described below, 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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