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Arctic Gold
2013 Musser Fruit Research Farm

Season Blake Season
Range July 13th - August 3rd
Additional Years 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012
Sequence 0
Row
Tree
Flesh White
Chill Hours
Bloom Date
Ripe Date July 31th

Set
Size
Shape
Pubes
Red
Attribute
Firm
Free
Status
Brix
3
2.73
7.8
10
7.5
7.7
7.57
8
1
14.9

Notes

White flesh nectarine with pigment around the pit and in the flesh, firm, good taste. (SSC/TA 33.1)

Description

Plant Patent #9406 (Zaiger Genetics, Modesto, CA, 1995). The present new variety of nectarine tree was originated by us in our experimental orchard located near Modesto, Calif., as a fifth generation seedling from a cross between Ruby Gold Nectarine (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 3,101) and Redwing Peach (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 621). A large group of these fifth generation seedlings were planted and maintained under careful observation by us, during which time, one such seedling, which is the present variety, having especially desirable fruit characteristics was selected for asexual reproduction and commercialization. The present new variety of nectarine tree is of large size, vigorous upright growth and is a prodcutive and regular bearer of large, firm, white flesh, freestone fruit with excellent flavor and eating quality. The fruit is further characterized by being relatively large in size throughout the tree, having good handling and shipping quality, having a high degree of attractive red skin color and in comparison to its maternal parent Ruby Gold Nectarine (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 3,101), the new variety is white flesh instead of yellow and is approximiately 35 days later in maturity.

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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