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2011 Musser Fruit Research Farm

Season Autumnprince season
Range September 1st - 15th
Additional Years 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2009 | 2010 | 2012
Sequence 0
Row
Tree
Flesh Yellow
Chill Hours 800
Bloom Date
Ripe Date September 1st

Set
Size
Shape
Pubes
Red
Attribute
Firm
Free
Status
Brix
8
2.7
7.5
4.3
7.8
7.8
2.35
8
1
17

Notes

Tips, suture bulge, red around pit, nice acidic taste

Description

Orig. in Red Bluff, Calif., by Grant Merrill. Introd. in 1960. Plant patent 2153; 12 June 1962. Parentage unknown; selected in 1959. Fruit: large, averaging 2 5/8 inches or more in diam.; globose to slightly compressed; skin medium thick, undercolor bright yellow, light red near pit, moderately juicy, firm, flavor mild, subacid, aroma moderate, eating quality good, not darkening when exposed to air; freestone, but adhering some on ventral suture near base; ripens very late, 15-30 Sept. at place of origin, with Merrill Fiesta, or 2 weeks after Splendor, which it resembles, or 1 month after J.H. Hale. Tree: size medium, smaller than Splendor; productive; leaf glands reniform; flower salmon pink, small, blooming about midseason with Fay Elberta; leaf wavy, distinctly crinkled; self-fruitful. Susceptible to bacterial spot. Bud tender. Produces low number of flower buds. May crack and rot under rainy conditions.

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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