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Click to EnlargeReliance
2012 Musser Fruit Research Farm

Season Coronet Season
Range June 15th - 21th
Additional Years 2010 | 2011 | 2013
Sequence 0
Row
Tree
Flesh Yellow
Chill Hours 1050
Bloom Date
Ripe Date June 15th

Set
Size
Shape
Pubes
Red
Attribute
Firm
Free
Status
Brix
7.8
2.77
7.3
4
7.3
7.3
1.7
6
1
11.1

Notes

Green but soft, major tips, suture bulge, uneven halves, good taste

Description

Reliance was released in 1964 from the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at Durham. It is a semiclingstone, yellow-fleshed cultivar that ripens 21 days before Elberta. It has resistance to bacterial spot but in the south has poor coloration with a green ground color. It is extremely cold hardy and has a chill requirement of 1050 hours. It is grown primarily by homeowners in areas where other peach varieties would not crop due to freeze injury. It is named for its unsurpassed cold hardiness and ability to fruit in cold areas.

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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