BLACKRED IX:  27P326

DARK PURPLE TO BLACK SKIN / RED FLESH

Ripens:  +25 About August 19th in Kingsburg, CA

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MATURITY Ripens +25, about August 19th in Kingsburg.
SKIN COLOR Dark purple to black with a freckling stronger toward the apex.
FLESH COLOR Dark red toward the skin, lighter red toward the stone.
SHAPE Globose to slightly heart shaped.
SIZE Good, typically 2 5/8" (67 mm) with a good crop in the breeding grounds.
TEXTURE Firm, crisp, solid, juicy.
FLAVOR Excellent flavor with a balance between acid and sugar, typically 19-23 brix.
AROMA Moderate.
SKIN CRACKING No problems observed.
CROPPING Medium, light only once in 6 years, must have a pollinator in each tree to attract bees.
BLOOMING PERIOD Medium to late, one day after Angeleno.
CONFIRMED POLLINATORS

 

Information Flower Variety Type Ripens Flower Bloom Code Year Pollinator Poll. Bloom Code No. Set
Blackred IX 27P326 P/R +30 8 2013 0C498 6 10
Blackred IX 27P326 P/R +30 8 2013 10P336 7 8
Blackred IX 27P326 B/dR +20 7 2005 SEPTYUM 6 6
Blackred IX 27P326 B/dR +20 7 2011 0C768 6 5
Blackred IX 27P326 B/dR +20 7 2010 10P336 7 5
Blackred IX 27P326 B/dR +20 7 2008 20C175 8 5
Blackred IX 27P326 B/dR +20 7 2005 AUGYUM 7 4
Blackred IX 27P326 B/dR +20 7 2009 22C321 3 3
Blackred IX 27P326 P/R +30 8 2013 0C142 10 3
WILL POLLINATE THESE OTHER VARIETIES None.  27P326 is pollen deficient and is not useful as a pollinator.
BLOSSOM DENSITY Very heavy bloom.
FLOWER TYPE Medium white flower, light flesh colored anthers.
POLLEN PRODUCTION Weak, not bee enticing.
PLANTING SUGGESTIONS

Solid Orchard:  Spike one limb of a percentage of the trees with a mix of the above pollinators - suggested 100%.

 

Combination Plantings:  27P326 could be planted in conjunction with several of the above pollinators.  Typical plantings on an alternating 4 row spacing will require the addition of extra pollinators for the pollinator itself.  It would be cheap insurance to spike the center two rows with additional pollinators, perhaps 25% to 50%.

TREE DESCRIPTION Upright, good vigor.
COLD STORAGE DATA  
OVERALL Average:  Excellent quality with medium cropping expectations, but we have not seen it commerciall here.

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.