BLACKRED VI : 27C714 :  BLACK RUBY 

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BLACKRED VI

27C714 - USPP 23,718

Black Skin / Red Flesh

Ripens:  -40, About June 15th in Kingsburg, CA

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MATURITY

Ripens -40, about June 15th in Kingsburg, just before Santa Rosa.

SKIN COLOR

Dark purple to black with small freckles more prevalent toward the apex.

FLESH COLOR

Dark red throughout.

SHAPE

Globose to oblate with a slightly flattened apex.

SIZE

Average, typically 2 3/8" (60 mm) in the breeding grounds, not observed commercially.

TEXTURE

Very firm, crisp, solid, quite juicy.

FLAVOR

An OUTSTANDING blend of acid and sugar, typically 19-21 brix, MILD SKIN.

AROMA

Moderate.

SKIN CRACKING

No problems observed as of yet.

CROPPING

GOOD CROPPING, full crops observed during the last 3 years, light once as a young tree.

BLOOMING PERIOD

Early, 2 days after Yummy®gem or Ambra.  Bloom Code:  2

CONFIRMED POLLINATORS

 work both ways

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

BLACK RUBY Blackred VI

27C714

B/R

-40

2

2013

19P518

2

16

BLACK RUBY Blackred VI

27C714

2

2014

4M340

1

13

BLACK RUBY Blackred VI

27C714

B/R

-40

2

2014

27C97

2

10

BLACK RUBY Blackred VI

27C714

B/dR

-40

3

2011

22C553

2

10

BLACK RUBY Blackred VI

27C714

2

2014

YGEM

3

9

BLACK RUBY Blackred VI

27C714

B/R

-40

2

2015

4P725

1

9

BLACK RUBY Blackred VI

27C714

B/dR

-40

3

2011

26C207

3

9

BLACK RUBY Blackred VI

27C714

B/dR

-40

3

2010

24C93

4

9

BLACK RUBY Blackred VI

27C714

B/R

-40

2

2013

21C61

1

8

BLACK RUBY Blackred VI

27C714

B/dR

-40

2

2016

19C196

2

8

BLACK RUBY Blackred VI

27C714

B/dR

-40

3

2008

TOMCOT

6

BLACK RUBY Blackred VI

27C714

B/dR

-40

3

2008

FROSA

4

BLACK RUBY Blackred VI

27C714

B/dR

-40

2

2014

4M340

1

4

BLACK RUBY Blackred VI

27C714

B/dR

-40

2

2014

APACHE

3

BLACK RUBY Blackred VI

27C714

B/R

-40

2

2014

26C218

2

3

BLACK RUBY Blackred VI

27C714

B/dR

-40

3

2010

22C321

3

3

WILL POLLINATE THESE OTHER VARIETIES

work both ways

Information

Flower
Variety

Type

Ripens

Flower
Bloom
Code

Year

Pollinator

Poll.
Bloom
Code

No.Set

Ebony Sweet Blackred III

22C321

B/Pk

-18

3

2014

27C714

2

12

20C12

R/R

-27

5

2014

27C714

2

11

26C207

RG/R

-15

3

2011

27C714

3

10

Blackred XX

6A631

B/OY

+80

3

2014

27C714

2

9

20C3

G/R

+32

4

2013

27C714

3

9

47M231

R/dR

-41

3

2016

27C714

2

9

Black Nectar Blackred I

37P568

R/R

-60

2

2017

27C714

2

8

Plumsweet XVIII

0C142

G&R

+10

3

2011

27C714

3

7

6M534

RY/Y

+16

3

2010

27C714

3

6

Dapple Dino Plumsweet XI

21P1155

GR/R

-32

2

2010

27C714

3

5

Black Nectar Blackred I

37P568

P/R

-60

2

2012

27C714

3

5

Raspberry Jewel Plumsweet II

39P785

B/dR

-5

4

2010

27C714

3

5

8A457

R/R

-62

2

2013

27C714

3

4

Ebony Treat Blackred IV

24C93

B/R

-35

4

2016

27C714

2

4

clam

27C97

G-O-R/O

-4

4

2010

27C714

3

4

Plumcandy XIII

62M513

R/Y

+90

3

2017

27C714

2

4

28P610

B/R

-49

3

2011

27C714

3

4

Ebony Sweet Blackred III

22C321

B/Pk

-18

3

2010

27C714

3

3

Flavor Majesty Plumred III

24C50

P-R/R

-44

3

2016

27C714

2

3

Honey Dino Plumsweet X

26C167

GR/dR

-43

3

2016

27C714

2

3

39P489

P/R

-44

2

2013

27C714

2

3

9A902

R/R

-35

2

2016

27C714

2

2

Plumsweet XII

21C405

RG/dR

-18

5

2010

27C714

3

2

Ebony Treat Blackred IV

24C93

B/R

-35

4

2015

27C714

2

2

10G1193

GR/R

+32

2

2013

27C714

3

2

55M694

RG/R

-49

3

2017

27C714

2

2

BLOSSOM DENSITY

Heavy bloom.

FLOWER TYPE

Medium white flower, strong orange yellow anthers.

POLLEN PRODUCTION

Strong, bee enticing.

PLANTING SUGGESTIONS

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

 

Combination Planting:  27C714 could be planted in combination with Blackred III (22C321) or 26C207, perhaps on a 4 rows of each configuration.  A few extra pollinators interspersed between the middle two rows of each would be cheap insurance.

 

Other Combination Plantings:  27C714 could be planted in conjunction with several of the commercial varieties listed above in the two pollinator lists.  Typical plantings on an alternating 4 row spacing will require the addition of extra pollinators for the unconfirmed directions.  It would be cheap insurance to spike the center two rows with additional pollinators, perhaps 25% to 50%.

TREE DESCRIPTION

Upright and spreading, good vigor, some thorns down low on juvenile limbs.

COLD STORAGE DATA

 

OVERALL

Outstanding quality fruit, good production, a prequel to Blackred V (22C534) with similar qualities.  We have not seen this commercially yet.

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.