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2012 Musser Fruit Research Farm

Season O'Henry Season
Range August 4th - 31th
Additional Years 2014
Sequence 0
Row
Tree
Flesh Yellow
Chill Hours
Bloom Date
Ripe Date August 15th

Set
Size
Shape
Pubes
Red
Attribute
Firm
Free
Status
Brix
7.5
2.45
7.8
10
8
8
5.2
8
1
17

Notes

Pluot, delicious excellent sweet taste

Description

Patented (#10915) on May 25, 1999 by Zaiger Genetics, Modesto, CA. Flavor Gem is a new and distinct variety of interspecific tree [(Prunus salicina.times.Prunus armeniaca).times.Prunus salicina).times.Prunus salicina)] which has the following unique combination of desirable features. The following features of the tree and its fruit are characterized with the tree budded on Nemaguard rootstock, grown on Hanford sandy loam soil with Storie Index rating 95, in USDA hardiness zone 9, near Modesto, Calif., and with standard commercial cultural fruit growing practices, such as, pruning, thinning, spraying, irrigation, fertilization, etc: 1. Fruit with excellent flavor and eating quality. 2. Fruit having high soluble solids, average Brix 20.5.degree. 3. Heavy and regular production of fruit. 4. Precocious production of fruit, usually producing fruit in the second year after planting. 5. Maturity of fruit being relatively uniform throughout the tree. 6. The flavor of the fruit being distinctively different, with a blend between plum and apricot. 7. Vigorous, semi-spreading growth of tree.

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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