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2001 Musser Fruit Research Farm

Season Blake Season
Range July 13th - August 3rd
Additional Years 2000 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006
Sequence 107
Row 5
Tree 5
Flesh Yellow
Chill Hours 750
Bloom Date March 8th
Ripe Date July 29th

Set
Size
Shape
Pubes
Red
Attribute
Firm
Free
Status
Brix
8
2.75
7
7
7
7
13.2
8
1

Notes

Needs hvy thin to sz.

Description

Orig. in Blacksburg, Va., by George D. Oberle, Virginia Agr. Expt. Sta. Introd. in 1966. Rio Oso Gem x (Shippers Late Red o.p. x Sunhigh). First fruited in 1958; selected in 1959; tested as V.P.I. 58. Fruit: large, 2 1/2 to 3 inches in diam.; skin rich orange-yellow ground cover with 60% bright medium-red blush, pubescence short, attractive; flesh orange-yellow with moderate pinkish-red color adjacent to the pit cavity, firm, smooth, flavor mild, quality well above other varieties ripening in its season; ripens about 11 days after Elberta and 7 days after Rio Oso Gem; tolerant to diseases. Tree: very vigorous; moderately productive; flowers large, pale pink, showy, self-fruitful; leaf glands predominately reniform.

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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