BLACKRED I : 37P568 : BLACK NECTAR 

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BLACKRED I

37P568 - USPP 19,537

Red to Black Skin / Red Flesh

Ripens:  -60, About May 26th in Kingsburg, CA

 

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MATURITY

Ripens -60, about May 26th in Kingsburg, just after Red Beaut.

SKIN COLOR

Red to purplish red to black, depending upon picking maturity.

FLESH COLOR

Dark red toward the skin, lighter red toward the stone.

SHAPE

Globose to somewhat oblate with a flattened apex.

SIZE

Large, typically 2 5/8" (67 mm) with heavy crops commercially.

TEXTURE

Firm, quite juicy.

FLAVOR

Nice plum flavor with tartness toward the skin, typically 14-18 brix.

AROMA

Moderate.

SKIN CRACKING

No cracking observed.

CROPPING

HEAVY CROPPING, no failures observed in 5 years - easy to set and very grower friendly.

BLOOMING PERIOD

Early to medium, 1 day before 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 Nectar Blackred I

37P568

R/R

-60

2

2017

14B280

2

31

Black Nectar Blackred I

37P568

P/R

-60

2

2008

26C61

3

22

Black Nectar Blackred I

37P568

R/R

-60

3

2013

4M340

1

20

Black Nectar Blackred I

37P588

R/R&Y

-38

4

2005

YGEM

2

11

Black Nectar Blackred I

37P568

R/R

-60

3

2015

0C768

4

11

Black Nectar Blackred I

37P568

R/R

-60

3

2014

4M340

1

10

Black Nectar Blackred I

37P568

P/R

-60

2

2008

YGEM

2

9

Black Nectar Blackred I

37P568

R/R

-60

3

2013

22C553

2

9

Black Nectar Blackred I

37P568

R/R

-60

2

2017

21C130

4

9

Black Nectar Blackred I

37P588

R/R&Y

-38

4

2005

40P60

5

8

Black Nectar Blackred I

37P568

R/R

-60

2

2017

27C714

2

8

Black Nectar Blackred I

37P568

R/R

-60

2

2016

21C130

4

7

Black Nectar Blackred I

37P568

R/R

-60

3

2015

6A631

8

6

Black Nectar Blackred I

37P568

R/R

-60

3

2015

19C196

3

6

Black Nectar Blackred I

37P568

P/R

-60

2

2012

27C714

3

5

Black Nectar Blackred I

37P588

R/R&Y

-38

4

2010

26P575

4

5

Black Nectar Blackred I

37P568

P/R

-60

2

2010

26C207

3

5

Black Nectar Blackred I

37P568

R/R

-60

3

2013

45P1086

2

4

Black Nectar Blackred I

37P568

P/R

-60

2

2008

22C534

4

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

Black Nectar Blackred I

37P568

R/R

-60

3

2015

27P903

5

3

Black Nectar Blackred I

37P568

P/R

-60

2

2012

26C167

4

3

Black Nectar Blackred I

37P568

R/R

-60

3

2014

26C167

3

3

Black Nectar Blackred I

37P568

R/R

-60

3

2014

0C768

4

3

Black Nectar Blackred I

37P568

P/R

-60

2

2010

38P827

3

2

Black Nectar Blackred I

37P568

R/R

-60

3

2014

27C97

2

2

Black Nectar Blackred I

37P568

P/R

-60

2

2010

27C714

3

2

Black Nectar Blackred I

37P568

R/R

-60

3

2013

26P350

1

2

Black Nectar Blackred I

37P568

P/R

-60

2

2010

26C167

4

2

Black Nectar Blackred I

37P568

R/R

-60

3

2013

21C61

1

2

Black Nectar Blackred I

37P568

R/R

-60

3

2014

19P422

2

Black Nectar Blackred I

37P568

R/R

-60

2

2017

26C110

2

2

WILL POLLINATE THESE OTHER VARIETIES

work both ways

Information

Flower
Variety

Type

Ripens

Flower
Bloom
Code

Year

Pollinator

Poll.
Bloom
Code

No.Set

Blackred XX

6A631

B/OY

+80

3

2014

37P568

3

18

8A457

R/R

-62

2

2013

37P568

2

15

39P489

P/R

-44

2

2013

37P568

2

14

Plumcandy XIII

62M513

R/Y

+90

3

2016

37P568

2

7

Flavor Majesty Plumred III

24C50

P-R/R

-44

3

2016

37P568

2

6

26C207

RG/R

-15

3

2011

37P568

2

6

Dapple Dino Plumsweet XI

21P1155

GR/R

-32

3

2014

37P568

3

6

Fruitpunch

3C42

R/R&Y

+5

5

2010

37P568

2

5

Ebony Treat Blackred IV

24C93

B/R

-40

4

2013

37P568

2

5

8A457

R/R

-62

2

2012

37P568

2

4

Plumsweet XVIII

0C142

G&R

+10

3

2011

37P568

2

4

Ebony Sweet Blackred III

22C321

BR/W

-18

3

2015

37P568

3

4

Honey Dino Plumsweet X

26C167

GR/dR

-43

3

2014

37P568

3

4

Dapple Dino Plumsweet XI

21P1155

GR/R

-32

2

2009

37P568

2

4

Honeysuckle Rose Yellowsweet II

38P827

Y/Y

-15

3

2009

37P568

2

4

20C3

G/R

+32

4

2013

37P568

2

2

Ebony Sweet Blackred III

22C321

B/Pk

-18

3

2011

37P568

2

2

Honey Dino Plumsweet X

26C167

GR/dR

-43

3

2013

37P568

2

2

clam

27C97

G-O-R/O

-4

4

2010

37P568

2

2

47M231

R/dR

-41

3

2016

37P568

2

2

47M746

R/dR

-47

3

2016

37P568

2

2

BLOSSOM DENSITY

Very heavy bloom.

FLOWER TYPE

Small white flower, strong orange yellow anthers, long pistils on the majority.

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 %.

 

Combination Planting:  Blackred I (37P568) could be planted in conjunction with Blackred III (22C321), 26C207, or Yellowsweet II (38P827), perhaps on a 4 rows of each configuration.  A few extra pollinators interspersed between the middle two rows of each would be cheap insurance.

 

2nd Combination Planting:  Could be planted with Plumsweet XI (21P1155), perhaps 4 rows of each, with one or two of the pollinators listed above spiked about every fifth tree in the 37P568 portion of the orchard.

TREE DESCRIPTION

Upright and spreading, good vigor.

COLD STORAGE DATA

  

OVERALL

Our earliest commercial Red to Black/Red, but it has some tartness in the skin that mellows with maturity.  Overall, our best choice for red flesh in the early season, but it is not quite as flavorful as the later varieties, yet quite an improvement over Red Beaut types.  It also does very well in low chill areas, such as Kettleman City.  It is very grower friendly, and has our recommendation for planting.

 

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.