GREEN & RED SKIN / RED FLESH
Ripens: -+1 About July 26th in Kingsburg, CA
|MATURITY||Ripens +1, about July 26th in Kingsburg.|
|SKIN COLOR||Green freckles and mottling over a strong red background.|
|FLESH COLOR||Dark red toward the skin, pinkish yellow toward the stone.|
|SIZE||Typically 2 1/2" (64 mm) with heavy crop in the breeding grounds.|
|TEXTURE||Very firm, crisp, solid, quite juicy. 2012: Went soft immediately!|
|SKIN CRACKING||No cracking observed.|
|CROPPING||GOOD CROPPING, no failures observed in 2 years.|
CONFIRMED POLLINATORS (highlighted selections
work both ways)
work both ways
WILL POLLINATE THESE OTHER VARIETIES
work both ways
Solid Orchard: Spike one limb of a percentage of the trees with Autumn Honey (10P336) - suggested 50%.
|COLD STORAGE DATA|
|OVERALL||This variety is new and cannot be recommended until we get further results. The fruit is exceptional in quality and medium in size.|
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.