Suture bulge, red around pit, very nice acidic taste
Burpeachseven was patented on 12/24/2002 by The Burchell Nursery, Inc., Oakdale, CA. It is patent #13415. BACKGROUND OF THE NEW VARIETY
The present relates to a new, novel and distinct variety of peach tree, which has been denominated varietally as `Burpeachseven`. The `Burpeachseven` Peach Tree produces an exceptionally high quality, firm, yellow fleshed freestone peach which matures in the later portion of the mid-season. Another unique aspect of the `Burpeachseven` is that it exhibits exceptionally firm flesh which then extends storage life.
The present peach tree was the result of an ongoing program of fruit and nut tree breeding. The purpose of this program is to improve the commercial selections of prunus, malus and regia species. To this end, both controlled and hybrid crosses are made each year in order to produce seedling populations from which improved progenies are evaluated and selected.
The seedling `Burpeachseven` was originated by us in 1994, and chosen from a population of seedlings which resulted from a controlled cross of the unnamed peach, `A48-70` (unpatented), used as the seed parent, and an unnamed nectarine, which was used as the pollen parent. Resulting seed from this cross were planted in the spring of 1995. The new variety was selected from among seedlings growing in experimental orchards near the city of Fowler, Calif., County of Fresno, in the Central portion of the San Joaquin Valley of California. The `Burpeachseven` was marked for subsequent observation during the 1997-2000 fruit growing seasons. After the 1997 season, the `Burpeachseven` peach tree was selected for advanced evaluation and repropagation.
The new variety `Burpeachseven` was grafted onto two separate and existing `Nemared` Peach rootstocks in February of 1998. The scionwood used in this asexual propagation was collected from the original seedling. This propagation was performed in the experimental orchards near the city of Fowler, Calif., as previously described. Fruit from the resulting propagation has been evaluated for both the 1999 and 2000 fruit seasons. These evaluations have clearly demonstrated that the repropagated trees are true to the fruiting and vegetative characteristics of the original seedling in all observable aspects.
SUMMARY OF THE VARIETY
The `Burpeachseven` Peach is characterized as to novelty and is otherwise noteworthy by producing fruit which ripens in the later portion of the mid-season; is considered very high quality; and which is extremely firm; and has an attractive coloration; and exhibits an increased shelf life when compared to the commercial varieties currently available. In this regard, the present variety of peach tree bears fruit which are typically ripe for commercial harvesting and shipment in the fourth week of July, as the fruit is grown in the Central San Joaquin Valley. The `Burpeachseven` Peach ripens 7-10 days before the seed parent `A48-70`, but the `Burpeachseven` Peach is firmer, larger and has better shelf life than does the `A48-70` Peach.
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
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