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2006 Musser Fruit Research Farm

Season Blake Season
Range July 13th - August 3rd
Additional Years 2005 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014
Sequence 0
Row
Tree
Flesh White
Chill Hours 1100
Bloom Date
Ripe Date July 26th

Set
Size
Shape
Pubes
Red
Attribute
Firm
Free
Status
Brix
7.2
2.42
7.8
5.2
7.5
7.6
1.9
8.0
1
18.1

Notes

green, very ripe, late evaluation, little brown rot, pigment in flesh, mushy, unpleasant taste, subacid

Description

Selected in Jackson Springs, NC by D.J. Werner and S.M. Worthington. Released in 1999. Moderately susceptible to bacterial spot. Late flowering and cold hardy. Subacid, white fleshed peach. It originated from the 1988 cross of 'Contender' x PI 134401. 'Contender' was released by NC State in 1987. PI 134401 is a plant introduction from China that was introduced to the U.S. in 1927.

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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