25P616

GREEN &  RED SKIN / RED FLESH

Ripens:  +15     About August 9th in Kingsburg, CA

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MATURITY Ripens +15, about August 9th in Kingsburg.
SKIN COLOR  
FLESH COLOR  
SHAPE  
SIZE Giant, typically 2 3/4" (70 mm) in the breeding grounds with a heavy crop.
TEXTURE Firm, solid, juicy.
FLAVOR An outstanding blend of acid and sugar, typically 20 brix.
AROMA Moderate.
SKIN CRACKING Very few ever observed.
CROPPING HEAVY CROPPING, no failures observed in 4 years.
BLOOMING PERIOD Very late.
CONFIRMED POLLINATORS

 

Information Flower Variety Type Ripens Flower Bloom Code Year Pollinator Poll. Bloom Code No. Set
25P616 RG/Pk DD +22 9 2011 7M423 8 9
25P616 RG/Pk DD +22 9 2011 0C112 7 7
25P616 RG/Pk DD +22 9 2011 0C498 6 6
25P616 RG/Pk DD +22 9 2007 31P723 8 6
25P616 RG/Pk DD +22 9 2011 23C131 7 5
25P616 RG/Pk DD +22 9 2007 10P336 7 5
25P616 RG/Pk DD +22 9 2011 16G274 7 4
WILL POLLINATE THESE OTHER VARIETIES No data to report.
BLOSSOM DENSITY Moderate.
FLOWER TYPE Medium white.
POLLEN PRODUCTION Very strong yellow, bee enticing.
PLANTING SUGGESTIONS

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

 

Combination Planting:  25P616 could be planted in conjunction with any of the above pollinators, perhaps on a 4x4 row spacing.  This type planting would be unidirectional, so pollinators for the unverified variety would have to be provided.  It would be cheap insurance to spike every 4th tree in the middle two rows of any 4 row planting with an appropriate pollinator.

TREE DESCRIPTION Upright and spreading, good vigor.
COLD STORAGE DATA   
OVERALL RECOMMENDED for cooler climates, as the fruit is very large, productive, very good in quality, and follows right after Dapple Dandy.  However, it has shown some heat damage in severe hot spells.

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 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.