|Publication number||USPP15 P|
|Publication date||Apr 5, 1932|
|Filing date||Dec 23, 1930|
|Publication number||US PP15 P, US PP15P, US-P-PP15, USPP15 P, USPP15P|
|Original Assignee||STABK BBO S JTOBSEBIES a OBCHABDS COMPANY|
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April 5, 1932. L. BURBANK Plant Pat. 15
PEACH Filed Dec. 23, 1930 E W5UR5ANK ExeouTP/k of L OTHER Bums/snug Oanzosed Patented Apr. 5, 1932 UNITED STATES Plant Pet.
PATENT OFFICE LUTEEB BUB-BANK, DECEASED, LATE OF SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA BY ELIZABETH WATERS BUBBANK, EXEGUTRIX, OF SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA, ASSIGNOB TO STARK BBOS NU'BSEBIES & OBCHABDS COMPANY, OF LOUISIANA, MISSOURI PEACH Application filed December 23, 1980. Serial No. 504,399.
This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of peach.
This new variety of peach has resulted.
from years of experimenting with a definite objective in view, that is, to produce a satisfactory yellow freestone peach which ripens halfway between the ripening periods of the known varieties, the June Elberta and the Early Elberta. It is similar to the Hale peach except that it has a large pit. Its blood and seed are similar to the Muir, but the fruit is more golden in color. It is a stronger growing tree than the Valient and is not sub- Ject to peach curl and disease (Bacteria imsize pruni) as is the last named variety. This new variety produces a very lar e fruit which averages about one-half poun Its golden color with maroon shadin modified by a grayish pubescence, adds to its effectiveness in A though the skin of the fruit is thin and tender, tests have proven it to be a remarkable shipper; coupled with its great size, impressive coloring, excellent quality, and being a freestone, it represents an outstanding commercial peach. When cut in half, a pleasinglilnodified apricot yellow flesh is disclosed w 'ch has a peach red tinge near the it.
The fo owing specifications and attached drawing show the distinctions and general characteristics of this new variety which has been asexually reproduced.
Tree-The tree being-of vigorous growth, is lar er than other varieties of the same age. ts branches are stout with strong, well knit forks, of divergent ha it, with an average angle of 45 to The bark on the trunk of the young tree forms scales, 'curling in rather thin flakes, transversely around the trunk. The color is russetbrown, modified by light olive gray scarfskin, which, on younger branches has a silvery gloss.
Twigs.-The new growth twigs are vigorous and stout, var'yin to rather slender on lower branches and oming drooping as growth progresses. The color of the bark of the twigs is lossy courge green minutely dotted with lig te'r greenand shaded vandyke red on exposed side, changing to buckthorn brown on earliest growth of the season. The internodes are short to medium. The dormant fruit buds are medium to large,
prominent, free, and dull red-brown with.
grayishpubescence. The leaf buds are rather small and appressed.
F oZiage.The foliage is abundant. The leaves are medium to large, strongly incurved. The texture is thick, soft, and almost velvety. The base is tapering and acute. The blade is fiat to distinctly folded, and wrinkled along the midrib. The margin is wavy with a crenate edge having minute reddish points strongly forward. The apex is acuminate to 1 Fruit F0rm.The form is globular with rather broad base and prominent apex producing a broad cordate outline in the longitudinal cross-section. The size is large and uniform, being about three inches axial diameter and three inches largest transverse diameter, and two and three quarters inches smallest transverse diameter, the sides being unequal. The stem is short and moderately stout. The cavity is wide and of medium depth. The suture begins in the cavity, being rather deep at first, becoming a line over the side of the fruit, again more distinct and deep, and ending at the apex which is prominent acute to mammiform.
O0Zor.The color is light orange yellow to capucine orange, largely tinged with minute eflect is somewhat modified by a light to medium persistent grayish pubescence.
Skim-The skin is thin and tender, and is readily removed when the fruit is fully mature.
Stone-The stone is entirely free from the flesh and is medium to rather small as compared with the size of the fruit. The shape of the stone is oval to broadly ovate. Its dimensions are about one and one-half inches long, including the pointed apex, about one and one-eighth inches wide, and one inch thick. The base is wide and somewhat indented or notched. The ventral sutureis prominent, rigid, nearly winged, and flanked y a deep furrow on each side. The dorsal suture is a deep narrow groove. The apex is sharply acute, almost acuminate. The sides are deeply convoluted and pitted. The color is pinkish cinnamon when dry.
Flesh.The flesh is moderately firm until mature, whereupon it becomes tender and melting. It is 'juicy, cf fine texture, and slightly fibrous. The color is apricot yellow to light orange-yellow, showing slight marbling on the outer color immediately beneath the skin, and some tinge of peach red in the flesh surrounding the pit. The flavor is a rich subacid mingled with sweet, has a pleasing aroma and is of excellent quality.
(The colors are in accordance with Ridgways Color Standard.)
The specifications herein set forth the general characteristics of the peach, yet it is understood they may vary slightly due to cultivation and environment.
What is claimed as new is:
The peachtree herein described characterized by the ripening period and color of the skin of its fruit, as shown.
In testimony whereof I aflix my signature.
ELIZABETH WATERS BURBANK, Ezemltriz of Luther Burbank, Deceased.