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Click to EnlargeYukon King
2009 Musser Fruit Research Farm

Season O'Henry Season
Range August 4th - 31th
Additional Years 2006 | 2008 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012
Sequence 0
Row
Tree
Flesh White
Chill Hours 750
Bloom Date
Ripe Date August 7th

Set
Size
Shape
Pubes
Red
Attribute
Firm
Free
Status
Brix
6.8
3.02
7
7
7.5
7.3
7.8
8
1
18.7

Notes

Some brown rot, oblong, suture bulge, tips, split pits, great sweet taste

Description

Trademarked as Yukon King (Autumn Snow cultivar). Plant Patent #9872 (Apr. 29, 1997) to Zaiger Genetics of Modesto, CA. A new and distinct variety of peach tree; its novelty consists of the following unique combination of desirable features: 1. A heavy and regular bearer of fruit. 2. Fruit with excellent flavor and eating quality. 3. Bearing large, firm, white flesh, freestone fruit. 4. Fruit with a high degree of attractive orange-red skin color. 5. Fruit with good handling and shiping quality. 6. Vigorous, upright growth. The new variety is further characterized by ripening in the late maturity season, approximately 6 to 7 days after Snow Giant Peach (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 8,085). The present new and distinct variety of peach tree was originated by us in our experimental orchard located near Modesto, Calif., as a first generation cross between two selected seedlings with field identification numbers 107ED101 and 97GF518. Both the seed parent (107ED101) and the pollen parent (97GF518) originated as open pollinated Snow Giant Peach (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 8,085) seedlings. A large group of these first generation seedlings were grown under careful observation, during which time the present variety exhibited the desirable fruit characteristics described above and was selected for asexual propagation 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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