Co-op Release Description
Origin Derived from a cross made in 1971 made at the Rutgers Fruit Research and Extension Center, Cream Ridge, New Jersey. First selected in 1979 by E.B. Williams at Purdue University Horticultural Research Farm West Lafayette, Indiana and tested as CLR20T14.
Tree Moderately vigorous, upright tree, standard bearing habit with some blind wood at base of branches. Moderate productivity and tendency to bear single, uniform-sized fruit suggesting that fruit thinning will probably not be required. Branch angle is 30 to 90 degrees. Higher than average frequency of branching will require branch thinning and selection. Training and spreading will be required for optimal cropping. Fertile on other diploids.
Bloom period Late midseason.
Harvest period September 7 to 21 at Lafayette, Indiana; hangs well on tree without dropping.
Fruit size 2-1/2 to 3 inches, regular in cross section.
Fruit shape Ovate, occasionally round and occasionally oblong.
Skin Very bright, 75-100% medium to dark red at sun-exposed side, yellow ground color, very attractive; brittle, tender, medium thin.
Flesh Cream colored, mildly acid, coarse gained, crisp, breaking, hard. Sugary, moderately acid, spicy, full rich flavor, very good to best quality at harvest but flavor may weaken in storage, moderate aroma, juicy to very juicy.
Storage Retains texture and quality for 6 months in refrigerated storage.
Comments Very attractive color and shape, extremely crisp. Open calyx with occasional moldy core, and calyx rot in some years.