Co-op Release Description
Origin Derived from a cross made in 1972 at the Purdue University Horticulture Farm at Lafayette, Indiana. First selected in 1978 by E.B. Williams at Purdue University and tested as HER10T108.
Tree Moderate vigor, spreading, standard to semi-spur, tendency to bear single fruits. Slightly excessive branching will require thinning. Branch angles 45 to 90 degrees.
Bloom period Midseason.
Productivity Moderately heavy.
Harvest period September 23 to October 8 at Lafayette, Indiana; hangs well on tree.
Fruit size 2-5/8 to 3 inches.
Fruit shape Round.
Skin Bright red, (70 to 90%), straw-yellow ground color, white inconspicuous to moderately conspicuous scattered lenticels, attractive.
Flesh Moderately coarse, crisp breaking, moderately acidic very spicy, rich full flavored, moderately juicy, excellent quality.
Storage Retains crispness and quality 6 months in refrigerated storage.
Comments Resistance may be derived from M. floribunda and/or M. atrosanguinea; may be incompatible with M.7 rootstock.