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Click to EnlargeLate Gold
2008 Cooley Farms

Season Autumnprince season
Range September 1st - 15th
Additional Years 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014
Sequence 0
Row
Tree
Flesh Yellow
Chill Hours 950
Bloom Date
Ripe Date September 8th

Set
Size
Shape
Pubes
Red
Attribute
Firm
Free
Status
Brix
8
3.02
7.25
7.8
7.25
7.25
7.15
8
8

Notes

RAP, PIF, good taste, strong acid, maybe early eval.

Description

Stark Late Gold.—Orig. in Bangor, Ala., by Charles Thomason. Introd. in 1955 by Stark Bros. Nurseries & Orchards Co., Louisiana, Mo. Plant patent 1321; 16 Nov. 1954; assigned to Stark Bros. Nurseries & Orchards Co. Hal-Berta Giant x Elberta o.p.; selected in 1940. Fruit: large; skin attractive, yellow overlaid with bright carmine-red; flesh yellow, quality very good, freestone; ripens 7 days after J.H. Hale, which it resembles. Stem scar may pull at picking. Tree: resistant to brown rot; very productive; very hardy.

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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