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2003 Musser Fruit Research Farm

Season Blake Season
Range July 13th - August 3rd
Additional Years 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013
Sequence 175
Row 7
Tree 5,6
Flesh Yellow
Chill Hours 750
Bloom Date March 20th
Ripe Date July 28th

Set
Size
Shape
Pubes
Red
Attribute
Firm
Free
Status
Brix
7
3.14
6
7
6.5
6.5
9
6
1

Notes

25% ripe, minimal brown rot, many w/ asymmetric sutures

Description

Orig. in New Brunswick, N.J., by M.A. Blake, New Jersey Agr. Expt. Sta. Introd. in 1953. J.H. Hale x Primrose; selected in 1953; tested as N.J. 117. Fruit: large, round; skin an attractive red, pubescence slight; flesh yellow, red around pit and suture, firm-melting, quality good, sometimes too acid, freestone; ripens 1 week before Elberta; freezing quality good; excellent for home canning; resembles J.H. Hale. Tree: productive; vigorous; chilling requirement 750 h; flower buds tender in winter but resistant to spring frost; susceptible to bacteriosis; flower small, nonshowy; leaf glands reniform. Named in memory of Professor M.A. Blake (1882-1947).

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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