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2001 Musser Fruit Research Farm

Season Springcrest Season
Range May 20th - 31th
Additional Years 2000 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012
Sequence 79
Row 98
Tree 18
Flesh Yellow
Chill Hours 650
Bloom Date March 7th
Ripe Date May 29th

Set
Size
Shape
Pubes
Red
Attribute
Firm
Free
Status
Brix
7
2.7
7
6
7
7
10
3
1

Notes

Lovell, 2 d ahead of Guard. Some splits

Description

Orig. in Le Grand, Calif., by F.W. Anderson, Merced, Calif. Introd. in 1964 by L.E. Cooke Co., San Gabriel, Calif. Plant patent 2533; 8 June 1965; assigned to L.E. Cooke Co. F2 of (Flory x Red Grand nectarine); selected in 1962; tested as Anderson 9H15. Fruit: size medium, averages about 2 1/4 inches in suture diam.; globose, uniform; skin bright red over yellow; flesh yellow, firm, melting, subacid to mild, very well-flavored, quality good; ripens evenly, about 3 weeks before Golden Glory; resembles Golden Glory and Rio Oso Gem. Tree: genetically dwarf, averages 5 to 8 feet; internodes short; productive, bearing regularly; leaf large, 6 1/2 inches long, glands reniform; flower large, self-fruitful; suitable also as an ornamental.

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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