Trademark: CRISTAL 

Variety: Monries (S)

Species: Prunus nucipersica


Breeder, Place R. Monteux, Caillet, France
Intellectual property STAR FRUITS ®, France
Property rights registered for EU plant variety rights and trademark


Blooming date, -intensity medium-early blossom period, ideal to high blossom density
Fertility self-fertile
Flower shape rose shape
Frost susceptibility low


Ripening time medium-early to medium, 5. peach week, 4-6 days after 'Diamond Bright (S)'
Scale, shape medium to large, rounded, slightly oblong, very limited suture, shallow stalk cavity, fruit apex with slightly pronounced nose
Skin smooth-skinned
Colour nearly 100 % dark red to purple over colour, shaded fruits completely stained, in some years visibly enhanced lenticels appear around the apex
Fruit flesh cream white, firm, very juicy
Taste aromatic with balanced acidity
Stone separability clingstone
Storage good


Vigour medium strong to strong, semi-upright, at mature stage spreading, very good branching, healthy dark green leaves
Crop load from an early age there is a consistent ideal to high crop load, timely fruit-thinning necessary


CRISTAL ™ is a white fleshed nectarine with an outstanding colouring of all fruits whether the fruits are in sun or shade. This variety is very productive with good fruit size from the beginning.

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