8C440

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8C440

Dark Red Skin / Dark Red Flesh

Ripens:  -10, About July 15th in Kingsburg, CA

 

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MATURITY

Ripens -10, about July 15th in Kingsburg, CA.

SKIN COLOR

 Dark red.

FLESH COLOR

Dark red.

SHAPE

 

SIZE

Huge, 3" (76.2 mm).

TEXTURE

Firm.

FLAVOR

Excellent flavor, 20-21 brix. 

AROMA

 

SKIN CRACKING

None observed.

CROPPING

 

BLOOMING PERIOD

 

CONFIRMED POLLINATORS

 

Works Both

Ways

Information

Flower
Variety

Type

Ripens

Flower
Bloom
Code

Year

Pollinator

Poll.
Bloom
Code

No.Set

8C440

dR/dR

+3

6

2017

11P320

7

5

8C440

dR/dR

+3

6

2017

0C589

4

5

8C440

dR/dR

+3

6

2016

22C417

6

3

8C440

dR/dR

+3

6

2016

1C116

8

2

WILL POLLINATE THESE OTHER VARIETIES

 

Works Both

Ways

Information

Flower
Variety

Type

Ripens

Flower
Bloom
Code

Year

Pollinator

Poll.
Bloom
Code

No.Set

Sunset Plumred IX

11P205

R/R

+24

6

2016

8C440

5

25

9G1010

R/R

+15

8

2016

8C440

5

21

44M150

D/R

+50

6

2016

8C440

5

16

Plumcandy XII

5A713

R/Y

+100

8

2016

8C440

5

10

48M758

RG/R

+23

6

2016

8C440

5

10

Red Phoenix Plumred VII

1C116

R/dR

-12

7

2016

8C440

5

5

Autumn Honey Plumsweet IV

10P336

GR/R

+30

8

2016

8C440

5

3

BLOSSOM DENSITY

 

FLOWER TYPE

 

POLLEN PRODUCTION

 

PLANTING SUGGESTIONS

 

TREE DESCRIPTION

 

COLD STORAGE DATA

COSMETICS

 

OVERALL

 

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.