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Click to EnlargeMadison
2011 Musser Fruit Research Farm

Season Blake Season
Range July 13th - August 3rd
Additional Years 2010 | 2012 | 2013
Sequence 0
Row
Tree
Flesh Yellow
Chill Hours
Bloom Date
Ripe Date July 29th

Set
Size
Shape
Pubes
Red
Attribute
Firm
Free
Status
Brix
8
3.02
7.8
4.5
7.5
7.8
2.2
8
1
14.6

Notes

Red around pit, tips, suture bulge, very nice taste and flavor

Description

Released from the Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station, Blacksburg in 1963. Ripens 7 days before Elberta. This variety is one of the most winter hardy varieties available. The fruit is medium to large, uniform in size and of exceptional quality. Madison is recommended for northern climates where peaches are sensitive to low winter temperatures. Okie notes that skin is tender and subject to severe flesh browning. Leaf glands are reniform and flowers are nonshowy. 850 chill hours. From Adams County Nursery.

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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