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2012 Musser Fruit Research Farm

Season Springcrest Season
Range May 20th - 31th
Additional Years 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2013
Sequence 0
Row
Tree
Flesh Yellow
Chill Hours
Bloom Date
Ripe Date May 24th

Set
Size
Shape
Pubes
Red
Attribute
Firm
Free
Status
Brix
7.5
2.95
7.3
4.3
7.5
7.5
3.5
4
1
9.8

Notes

Major tips, suture bulge, split pits, uneven halves, ok taste

Description

From Paul Friday (Coloma, MI), P.F. 5D Big (plant patent # 17,543) was patented on April 3, 2007. The new and distinct variety of peach tree is of moderate upright growth and a regular and productive bearer of peaches. The `P.F. 5D Big` peach tree bears a semi-cling peach of large diameter of about 2 3/4''. The peach is characterized by a shallow suture. The skin color is an attractive red, which extends in mottled form and stripes into an underlying yellow background. The blossoms are characterized by being contracted or partially spread when in full bloom. At the same time the petals of the blossom are of lesser length than the length of petal of the normal showy blossom as exemplified by the `Loring` (unpatented) peach blossom. The flesh of the fruit of the present peach tree is firm and is a dull pale yellow. The flesh surrounding the pit is of minimal color. At maturity the peach is spherical having an average diameter of about 2 3/4''. The fruit has a firm flesh and may be described as resilient to the extent the flesh is yieldable and restorable to its original state when subjected to impact forces which may cause permanent deformities in peaches of the commercial varieties. The firmness of the fruit facilitates handling and packaging of the peaches damaging the same for shipment. This results in less spoilage and also increases the shelf life.The fruit matures in the very early part of the peach-growing season of southwestern Michigan. The fruit as mentioned heretofore is of pleasing red color over a substantial portion of its surface and has a very attractive appearance.

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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