Nectarine

Trademark: RUBY GEM™

Variety: Zairuge

Species: Prunus nucipersica

Origin

Breeder, Place Floyd Zaiger, California, USA
Intellectual property Mondial Fruit Selection, France
Type, Selection clone INFEL 5798
Property rights registered for EU trademark

Blossom

Blooming date, -intensity early blossom period with high density
Fertility self-fertile
Flower shape rose shaped, large and pink double flowers
Frost susceptibility medium susceptibility of flower buds to winter frost

Fruit

Ripening time late, 11. peach week, 3-5 days after 'Fantasia'
Scale, shape medium large, rounded, limited suture, deep stalk cavity
Skin smooth and firm
Colour 80-90 % shiny dark red to crimson over colour
Fruit flesh cream white, slightly reddish around the stone, medium firm, very juicy
Taste spicy with well balanced sugar-acid ratio
Stone separability clingstone
Storage good

Tree

Vigour strong, semi-upright to upright
Crop load high and regular

Evaluation

Late ripening, white-fleshed variety which impresses with its highly aromatic flavour and optimum crop load. To maintain good fruit size thorough fruit-thinning is necessary. The large double flowers have excellent ornamental value and therefore are gladly used by florists for decorative purposes.

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