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2012 Musser Fruit Research Farm

Season O'Henry Season
Range August 4th - 31th
Additional Years 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011
Sequence 0
Row
Tree
Flesh Yellow
Chill Hours 800
Bloom Date
Ripe Date August 18th

Set
Size
Shape
Pubes
Red
Attribute
Firm
Free
Status
Brix
8
3.5
7.5
4.8
7.8
7.8
4.1
8
1
13.7

Notes

Suture bulge, tips, red around pit, pigment in flesh, great taste and flavor, good sugar and acid

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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