Smooth Delight Nectarines
The Smooth Delight nectarines are firm attractive subacid nectarines for the medium chill zone. These nectarines ripen from early to mid-May through early June. These are the first subacid nectarines released for use in the medium chill zone of the southeastern United States.
Productivity: High when grown in the zone where ‘Flordaking’ and ‘TexKing’, ‘June Gold’ are grown commercially.
Size: Medium to large depending on the thinning done.
Quality: Low acid, sweet. Excellent.
Flesh: ‘Smooth Delight One’ and ‘Smooth Delight Three’ have white flesh and ‘Smooth Delight Two’ has yellow flesh. No tendency to brown, form split pits or crack.
Ripening season: ‘Smooth Delight One’ and ‘Smooth Delight Two’ ripen in early to mid May whereas ‘Smooth Delight Three’ is ripe in late May.
Chilling requirement: The chilling requirement for ‘Smooth Delight One’ and ‘Smooth Delight Two’ is between 350-450 chill units whereas ‘Smooth Delight Three’ requires 500-500 chill units to break dormancy.
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Availability: Budwood available under license.
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