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Click to EnlargeZephyr
2011 Cooley Farms

Season O'Henry Season
Range August 4th - 31th
Additional Years 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2012 | 2013
Sequence 0
Row
Tree
Flesh White
Chill Hours
Bloom Date
Ripe Date August 17th

Set
Size
Shape
Pubes
Red
Attribute
Firm
Free
Status
Brix
8
2.93
7.5
10
7.5
7.8
2.8
8
1
18.5

Notes

White, subacid nectarine, suture bulge, uneven halves, some finish problems, red around pit, mellow, sweet and juicy, delicious

Description

A trademarked variety of the Riviera Breeding Program, France. Plant patent applied for. Zephyr (Monphir cultivar) is a white fleshed freestone nectarine ripening with Fantasia. The fruit is large and freestone with excellent flavor. The tree is vigorous, productive and moderately resistant to 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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