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Peach/nectarine/plum variety evaluation

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Principal Investigator/Project Leader: 
Jon
Clements
Department of Project: 
UMass Extension
Project Description: 

Over 75 named and numbered peach/nectarine and plum varieties/selections are under casual evaluation and demonstration at the UMass Cold Spring Orchard. Most of them are varieties/selection from the Fruit Acres/Stellar, Paul Friday/Flaming Fury, and Rutgers/Adams County Nursery breeding and variety introduction programs. Data collected includes flowering, yield, and fruit quality (size, color, firmness, brix, maturity, and taste/consumer acceptance), and  pest susceptibility. Results/variety recommendations are available to growers at meetings, personal consultation/visits to UMass Orchard.

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Agriculture topics: 
Fruit