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Click to EnlargeSparkling Red
2003 Musser Fruit Research Farm

Season O'Henry Season
Range August 4th - 31th
Additional Years 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2004 | 2005
Sequence 197
Row 7
Tree 9,10
Flesh Yellow
Chill Hours 700
Bloom Date March 16th
Ripe Date August 8th

Set
Size
Shape
Pubes
Red
Attribute
Firm
Free
Status
Brix
4
2.51
6.3
10
7
5.5
11.8
8
1

Notes

Nectarine, 60% ripe, high brown rot, high scale, high insect damage

Description

Orig. by F.W. Anderson, Merced, Calif. Plant patent 4314; 10 Oct. 1978.Assigned to Burchell Nursery, Modesto, Calif. Summer Grand x May Grand. Fruit: medium large; globose mottled and streaked red over golden glow yellow; flesh yellow, firm melting with red next to freestone. Ripens few days after Le Grand, which the fruit strikingly resembles. Flowers large, leaf glands reinform. Tree: medium; vigrous; productive. Particularly susceptible to brown rot and bacterial spot.

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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