Little pigment in flesh, tips, suture bulge, nice sweet taste
Eastern Glo is a yellow-fleshed nectarine developed by Zaiger Genetics, Modesto, CA. It was patented on 6/23/1992.
ORIGIN OF THE VARIETY
The present new and distinct variety of nectarine tree was developed in the experimental orchard located near Modesto, Calif., as a second generation seedling from a cross between Red Grand Nectarine (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 1,060) and Crimson Gold Nectarine (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 2,825). A large group of second generation seedlings were grown and maintained by us which gave a wide range of varying characteristics. One such seedling having especially desirable fruit characteristics was selected for asexual reproduction and commercialization.
ASEXUAL REPRODUCTION OF THE VARIETY
Asexual reproduction of the new nectarine variety by budding was performed by use in our experimental orchard located near Modesto, Calif., and shows that all characteristics of the original tree run true and are established and transmitted through succeeding propagations.
SUMMARY OF THE VARIETY
A new and distinct variety of nectarine tree of large size, vigorous upright growth and is a heavy and regular producer of early maturing, large size, yellow flesh, clingstone fruit with good flavor and eating quality. The fruit is further characterized by having an attractive red skin color, firm flesh with good shipping and storage quality. In comparison to Red Grand Nectarine (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 1,060) the fruit of the new variety matures approximately 5 weeks earlier, and the fruit and its leaves are more resistant to "bacterial spot" caused by Xanthomonas pruni. In comparison to Crimson Gold Nectarine (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 2,825) the fruit of the new variety is larger in size with more uniform size of fruit throughout the tree and ripens approximately 7 days later.
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
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