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Click to EnlargeDesiree
2013 Musser Fruit Research Farm

Season Goldprince Season
Range June 1st - 14th
Additional Years 2010 | 2011 | 2012
Sequence 0
Row
Tree
Flesh Yellow
Chill Hours
Bloom Date
Ripe Date June 11th

Set
Size
Shape
Pubes
Red
Attribute
Firm
Free
Status
Brix
2
2.84
7.5
4
7.1
7.2
4.84
4
1
8.7

Notes

Slight suture bulge, little pigment in flesh

Description

Desiree – patented by Joe Goffreda, Rutgers University (USPP19382) on October 28, 2008. Originally identified as ‘NJ350’. Desiree resulted from a cross of ‘Garnet Beauty’ and ‘Sentry’. It has nonshowy flowers and ripens in the early season (eight days before Sentry). Fruit are attractive with orange-red ground color, semi-freestone, with juicy, melting texture, and moderately acidic flavor. The fruit has yellow flesh. Trees produce well and fruit are firm with low incidence of split pits for the season. The tree is medium in vigor and resistant to bacterial spot.

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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