21P1207

GREEN &  RED SKIN / RED FLESH

Ripens:  -15     About July 4th in Kingsburg, CA

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MATURITY Ripens -15, about July 4th in Kingsburg.
SKIN COLOR Green freckles and mottling over a dark red background.
FLESH COLOR Dark red throughout.
SHAPE Heart shaped - little tippy in 2009.
SIZE Somewhat small - typically 2 3/8" (60 mm) with good crop in the breeding grounds.
TEXTURE Very firm, solid, juicy.
FLAVOR Flavor was great in 2009, average in 2010, 19 brix when firm ripe.
AROMA Moderate.
SKIN CRACKING No cracking observed.
CROPPING Good cropping the last three years, but weak pollen could be a problem.
BLOOMING PERIOD Late, a few days after Angeleno.
CONFIRMED POLLINATORS
Information Flower Variety Type Ripens Flower Bloom Code Year Pollinator Poll. Bloom Code No. Set
21P1207 R&G/R -15 10 2006 1S43B   21
21P1207 R&G/R -15 10 2009 REDYUM 9 11
21P1207 R&G/R -15 10 2009 16G274 7 8
21P1207 R&G/R -15 10 2009 14P355 9 5
21P1207 R&G/R -15 10 2006 14P355 9 4
WILL POLLINATE THESE OTHER VARIETIES None attempted this year.
BLOSSOM DENSITY Moderate bloom.
FLOWER TYPE Medium white flower, light greenish yellow anthers.
POLLEN PRODUCTION Weak.
PLANTING SUGGESTIONS

Solid Orchard:  Spike one limb of a percentage of the trees with a mix of the above 2 pollinators - suggested 50%.

TREE DESCRIPTION Upright, vigorous.
COLD STORAGE DATA  
OVERALL This variety is not recommended at this time because we have replaced it with 0C83 for this time slot.  The fruit is good in quality with medium to small size.

POLLINATOR RATINGS

0-1:  No conclusive value

2-3:  Can Be Used

4-6:  Good Pollinator

7-9:  Outstanding Pollinator

10+:  Double Barrel

 

Spiking a pollinator means to graft a central limb of the commercial variety with one of the confirmed pollinators.  The recommended method would be to spike each tree once, but alternate more than one confirmed pollinator throughout the commercial orchard.  Some growers prefer to interplant the pollinator in the same row between two trees of the preferred variety and grow them in a flagpole or or very upright V-style, often pulling and tying a limb toward the center of each adjoining tree.

 

Combination plantings are made of 2 or 3 varieties that usually benefit each other for pollination.  Alternating 4 rows of each is most common, alternating 2 rows of each gives better pollination, but does not harvest as efficiently.  Also, it is usually beneficial to insert pollinators along the center 2 rows of a 4 row planting.