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Research Project: Genetic Improvement of Prunus and Vitis Scions and Rootstocks for Fruit Quality and Pest Resistance

Location: Crop Diseases, Pests and Genetics Research

Title: Ruby Splendor nectarine

item Ledbetter, Craig

Submitted to: Germplasm Release
Publication Type: Germplasm Registration
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/19/2014
Publication Date: 3/19/2014
Citation: Ledbetter, C.A. 2014. Notice to Fruit Growers and Nursery Persons of the Release of Ruby Splendor Nectarine. p.1-2.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: The Agricultural Research Service hereby releases for propagation the new nectarine variety ‘Ruby Splendor,’ tested previously as Y426-227. ‘Ruby Splendor’ was first selected in 2001 among 70 seedlings from the planned hybridization of two unnamed nectarine selections. Fruit of ‘Ruby Splendor’ ripen during early June in the central San Joaquin Valley. Fruit skin is shiny and attractive, with an overall 95 percent red color. Juice and aroma content are both high for the yellow-fleshed crunchy/firm textured fruit. ‘Ruby Splendor’ fruit are freestone and rarely display split pits at harvest. This new nectarine provides growers with an acidic-flavored nectarine during a maturity window when only sub-acid nectarines are available.