suture bulge, some tip and pigment in flesh, moderate juiciness, watery taste
Orig. at Byron, Ga., by W.R.
Okie, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture S.E. Fruit & Tree Nut Res. Lab. Introd.
in 1989. Loring x [(Fairhaven x FV89-14) x (FV89-14 x Duke of Georgia)];
FV89-14 is an F2 of (Hiley x Fireglow) x Fireglow. Cross made in 1966 by
V.E. Prince; selected in 1970; tested as FV7-1240 and BY7-1240. Fruit: medium;
skin attractive red, light pubescence; flesh melting, clingstone. Ripens
with Junegold, 3 weeks before Redhaven. Better shape and color and few split
pits than Junegold, which it replaces . Flowers showy, self-fertile; leaf
glands reniform; moderately resistant to bacterial spot. Chilling requirement
about 650 h.
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
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