BLACKRED III : 22C321 : EBONY SWEET 

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BLACKRED III

22C321 - USPP 18,668

Black Skin / Red and White Flesh

Ripens:  -8, About July 17th in Kingsburg, CA

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MATURITY Ripens -8, about July 17th in Kingsburg, about a week after Santa Rosa.
SKIN COLOR Shiny BLACK with very small freckling toward the apex.
FLESH COLOR Dark red toward the skin, cream with red veins toward the stone.
SHAPE Oblate, flattened at the apex.
SIZE Large, typically 2 5/8" (67 mm) with a good crop in the breeding grounds.
TEXTURE Firm, tough, medium juice.
FLAVOR Very good flavor, a tasty blend of acid and sugar, 18-21 brix in the breeding grounds, 17-18 commercially.
AROMA Moderate.
SKIN CRACKING No cracking observed.
CROPPING VERY GOOD CROPPING, no failures observed in 5 years, a wealth of pollinators.
BLOOMING PERIOD Early to medium, 3 days after Ambra.  Bloom Code:  3.
CONFIRMED POLLINATORS

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Information Flower
Variety
Type Ripens Flower
Bloom
Code
Year Pollinator Poll.
Bloom
Code
No.Set
Ebony Sweet Blackred III 22C321 B/Pk -18 3 2007 FQUEEN 32
Ebony Sweet Blackred III 22C321 BR/W -18 3 2016 6A631 3 20
Ebony Sweet Blackred III 22C321 B/Pk -18 3 2007 26C218 3 20
Ebony Sweet Blackred III 22C321 B/Pk -18 3 2007 11P504 19
Ebony Sweet Blackred III 22C321 B/Pk -18 3 2007 40P345 6 18
Ebony Sweet Blackred III 22C321 B/Pk -18 3 2007 Patterson 16
Ebony Sweet Blackred III 22C321 B/Pk -18 3 2007 YGEM 2 14
Ebony Sweet Blackred III 22C321 B/Pk -18 3 2007 EARLYQ 12
Ebony Sweet Blackred III 22C321 B/Pk -18 3 2007 AMBRA 2 12
Ebony Sweet Blackred III 22C321 B/Pk -18 3 2014 27C714 2 12
Ebony Sweet Blackred III 22C321 BR/W -18 3 2015 26C167 3 12
Ebony Sweet Blackred III 22C321 B/Pk -18 3 2008 38P827 3 11
Ebony Sweet Blackred III 22C321 B/Pk -18 3 2008 26C61 3 10
Ebony Sweet Blackred III 22C321 BR/W -18 3 2015 19C196 3 10
Ebony Sweet Blackred III 22C321 B/Pk -18 3 2007 22C534 4 8
Ebony Sweet Blackred III 22C321 B/Pk -18 3 2008 22C534 4 7
Ebony Sweet Blackred III 22C321 BR/W -18 3 2016 14B280 2 6
Ebony Sweet Blackred III 22C321 BR/W -18 3 2016 21P1155 3 5
Ebony Sweet Blackred III 22C321 BR/W -18 3 2015 37P568 3 4
Ebony Sweet Blackred III 22C321 B/Pk -18 3 2011 26C167 4 4
Ebony Sweet Blackred III 22C321 B/Pk -18 3 2014 26C167 3 4
Ebony Sweet Blackred III 22C321 B/Pk -18 3 2007 21P1225 3 4
Ebony Sweet Blackred III 22C321 B/Pk -18 3 2010 27C714 3 3
Ebony Sweet Blackred III 22C321 B/Pk -18 3 2011 22C553 2 3
Ebony Sweet Blackred III 22C321 B/Pk -18 3 2014 21P1155 2 3
Ebony Sweet Blackred III 22C321 B/Pk -18 3 2013 1C116 7 3
Ebony Sweet Blackred III 22C321 BR/W -18 3 2016 0C768 4 3
Ebony Sweet Blackred III 22C321 BR/W -18 3 2015 6A631 8 2
Ebony Sweet Blackred III 22C321 B/Pk -18 3 2006 40P60 5 2
Ebony Sweet Blackred III 22C321 B/Pk -18 3 2010 38P827 3 2
Ebony Sweet Blackred III 22C321 B/Pk -18 3 2008 37P652 2 2
Ebony Sweet Blackred III 22C321 B/Pk -18 3 2011 37P568 2 2
Ebony Sweet Blackred III 22C321 B/Pk -18 3 2010 21C83 3 2
WILL POLLINATE THESE OTHER VARIETIES

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Information Flower
Variety
Type Ripens Flower
Bloom
Code
Year Pollinator Poll.
Bloom
Code
No.Set
BLACK RUBY Blackred VI 27C714 B/R -40 2 2013 22C321 3 21
Midnight/Bl.Maj. Blackred XI 0C768 B/Pk +35 6 2010 22C321 3 17
Dapple Dino Plumsweet XI 21P1155 GR/R -32 2 2008 22C321 3 14
Plumgiant II 23C131 B/Y +7 5 2014 22C321 3 13
Honeysuckle Rose Yellowsweet II 38P827 Y/Y -15 3 2007 22C321 3 12
0C835 ODD/R +35 6 2008 22C321 3 10
Plumcandy XVI 3A155 R/RO +75 5 2014 22C321 3 9
Honey Red Dino Plumsweet VIII 21C83 RG/R -43 3 2008 22C321 3 9
Honeysuckle Rose Yellowsweet II 38P827 Y/Y -15 3 2008 22C321 3 9
42P147 B/R +5 4 2010 22C321 3 9
Black Raspberry Blackred V 22C534 B/dR -30 4 2007 22C321 3 8
27C744 dRG/dR -39 7 2014 22C321 3 8
clam 27C659 P/OR -50 4 2008 22C321 3 7
Plumsweet XV 0C589 GYR/RO +45 5 2013 22C321 3 6
4M420 R/Y +70 7 2014 22C321 3 6
44M15 GR/Pk +60 8 2009 22C321 3 6
Plumsweet XX 8P892 RGD/dR +10 4 2016 22C321 3 6
Black Jack Blackred XII 0C498 B/R +45 6 2009 22C321 3 5
Dapple Dino Plumsweet XI 21P1155 GR/R -32 2 2010 22C321 3 5
28P610 B/R -49 3 2011 22C321 3 5
28P628 P/R +50 6 2008 22C321 3 5
31P861 R/Y +85 6 2008 22C321 3 5
Blackred XX 6A631 B/OY +80 3 2016 22C321 3 4
Midnight/Bl.Maj. Blackred XI 0C768 B/Pk +35 6 2007 22C321 3 4
Ebony Treat Blackred IV 24C93 B/R -40 4 2008 22C321 3 4
25C543 R/Y +75 3 2008 22C321 3 4
PlumsweetXVI 11P320 GR/R -13 6 2015 22C321 3 4
Black Nectar Blackred I 37P568 P/R -60 2 2008 22C321 3 4
Black Nectar Blackred I 37P568 R/R -60 3 2014 22C321 3 4
Plumred X 0C112 R/R +30 7 2009 22C321 3 3
Cinamon Blackred II 21C262 P/R -50 3 2008 22C321 3 3
Black Raspberry Blackred V 22C534 B/dR -30 4 2008 22C321 3 3
25C20 R/R +40 9 2014 22C321 3 3
Plumsweet XIII 26C8 RG/PkDD -20 3 2011 22C321 3 3
BLACK RUBY Blackred VI 27C714 B/dR -40 3 2010 22C321 3 3
44M150 D/R +50 5 2014 22C321 3 3
Autumn Honey Plumsweet IV 10P336 RG/R +25 7 2010 22C321 3 3
Blackred IX 27P326 B/dR +20 7 2009 22C321 3 3
Honeysuckle Rose Yellowsweet II 38P827 Y/Y -15 3 2010 22C321 3 3
Dapple Phoenix Plumsweet XIV 0C83 R/R -8 5 2012 22C321 3 2
Plumsweet XVII 26C110 RG/R -56 3 2016 22C321 3 2
26C207 RG/R -15 3 2011 22C321 3 2
16G383 G&R/OR -10 5 2010 22C321 3 2
Sunrise Plumred VI 7M423 R/R -8 8 2010 22C321 3 2
Sunset Plumred IX 11P205 R/R +24 6 2015 22C321 3 2
Dapple Dino Plumsweet XI 21P1155 GR/R -32 2 2007 22C321 3 2
Midnight Jewel Plumsweet V 40P60 P/Pk +20 5 2011 22C321 3 2
BLOSSOM DENSITY Heavy bloom.
FLOWER TYPE Medium white flower, orange over yellow anthers.
POLLEN PRODUCTION Strong, very bee enticing.
PLANTING SUGGESTIONS

Solid Orchard:  Spike one limb of a percentage of the trees with a mix of the above pollinators - suggested 25% to 50%.

 

Combination Plantings:  Blackred III (22C321) could be planted in a two or more variety combination with Blackred V (22C534), Blackred I (37P568), Yellowsweet II (38P827), or 27C714, perhaps on a 4 row strategy.  It would be cheap insurance to spike every 4th tree in the middle two rows of any 4 row combinations.

 

Other Combination Plantings:  Blackred III (22C321) could be planted in a variety of multiple combinations utilizing several of the above pollinating varieties.    However, it might be necessary to include other confirmed pollinators to insure the combination to work entirely.  Also, it would be cheap insurance to spike every 4th tree in the middle two rows of any 4 row combinations.  

TREE DESCRIPTION Upright and spreading, good vigor.
COLD STORAGE DATA   
OVERALL

RECOMMENDED.  One of our best Black/Red varieties, as it has very good qualities, has been easy to set, and has shown to maintain its integrity in very excessive heat.  Also it has great pollen and can be used as a pollinator for numerous other varieties.  Commercially it has performed very well, with the only minor problem is that the flavor is good, but not fantastic.  

POLLINATOR RATINGS

0-1:  No conclusive value

2-3:  Can Be Used

4-6:  Good Pollinator

7-9:  Outstanding Pollinator

10+:  Double Barrel

 

NOTES:


Spiking a pollinator means to graft a central limb or a side scaffold of the commercial variety with one of the confirmed pollinators.  For difficult setting varieties, the recommended method would be to spike each tree once with a confirmed pollinator throughout the commercial orchard.  The pollinators should be alternated.  For easy to set varieties, spiking about one tree in five has shown to be effective.  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 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 benefit the pollination at least one way, and preferably each way.  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.