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USPP32906P2
USPP32906P2 US16/602,858 US201916602858V USPP32906P2 US PP32906 P2 USPP32906 P2 US PP32906P2 US 201916602858 V US201916602858 V US 201916602858V US PP32906 P2 USPP32906 P2 US PP32906P2
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A new and distinct variety of nectarine tree (Prunus persica nucipersica), which is denominated varietally as ‘Wanectthree’, and which produces an attractively colored yellow-fleshed, clingstone nectarine which is mature for harvesting and shipment approximately July 20 to July 29 under the ecological conditions prevailing in the San Joaquin Valley of central California.

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Botanical designation: Prunus persica nucipersica.
Varietal denomination: ‘Wanectthree’.
BACKGROUND OF THE NEW VARIETY
The present variety of nectarine tree resulted from an on-going program of fruit and nut tree breeding. The purpose of this program is to improve the commercial quality of deciduous fruit varieties and rootstocks by creating and releasing promising selections of Prunus species. To this end we make both controlled and hybrid cross pollinations each year to produce seedling populations from which improved progenies are evaluated and selected.
The seedling, ‘Wanectthree’ was originated by the breeders and selected from a population of seedlings growing in experimental orchards located near Fowler, Calif. The seedlings, grown on their own roots, were derived from planting seed of an un-named and un-patented nectarine seedling used as the female parent, which was open-pollenated and, most likely, self-pollenated. The resulting fruit was collected from the female parent at a mature stage and seeds were extracted in August of 2005. After a period of stratification, the seed was placed in the greenhouse by population, and then field planted for tree establishment and ultimately to exhibit fruit for evaluation. One yellow-fleshed nectarine seedling, which is the present variety, exhibited especially desirable characteristics, and was then designated as ‘N53.086’. This seedling was marked for subsequent observation. After the 2010 fruiting season, the new variety of nectarine tree was selected for advanced evaluation and repropagation.
ASEXUAL REPRODUCTION
Asexual reproduction of this new and distinct variety of nectarine tree was accomplished by budding the new nectarine tree onto 30 trees of ‘Nemaguard’ Rootstock (un-patented). This was performed by us in our experimental orchard which is located near Fowler, Calif. Subsequent evaluations of these asexually reproduced plants have shown those asexual reproductions run true to the original tree. All characteristics of the original tree and its fruit were established and appear to be transmitted through these succeeding asexual propagations.
SUMMARY OF VARIETY
‘Wanectthree’ is a new and distinct variety of nectarine tree, which is considered of relatively large size, and which has a vigorous growth characteristic. This new tree is also a regular and productive bearer of relatively large, firm, yellow-fleshed, clingstone fruit which have a very good flavor and eating qualities.
This new nectarine tree has a medium chilling requirement of approximately 600 hours and further produces relatively uniformly sized fruit throughout the tree's canopy. In addition to the foregoing, the fruit of the new nectarine also appears to have good handling and shipping qualities. The ‘Wanectthree’ Nectarine tree bears fruit which are typically ripe for commercial harvesting and shipment on approximately July 20 to July 29 under the ecological conditions prevailing in the San Joaquin Valley of central California. In relative comparison to the ‘Burnectthirtytwo’ nectarine tree (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 29,318), which is the closest known variety, the current variety of nectarine tree bears fruit that ripens approximately 7 to 10 days later. In relative comparison to the un-named, un-patented nectarine seed parent tree, the current variety is contrasted by ripening approximately 17 days later when compared to the seed parent. In comparing the current variety to its un-named and un-patented nectarine seed parent, which is also the presumed pollen parent, the current variety is yellow-fleshed.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
The accompanying drawing, which is provided, is a color photograph of three whole mature fruit harvested, from a seventh leaf year tree. One mature fruit is shown (the fruit at the bottom) with a segment removed through the sagittal plane, which reveals the flesh color. The external coloration of the fruit as shown in the photograph is sufficiently matured for harvesting and shipment. Additionally, the photograph displays two entire fruits viewed from the apical (the fruit in the middle) and also basal (the fruit on the top) perspective. A sample vegetative shoot bearing typical leaves and a typical stone with the flesh removed have been provided. The colors in these photographs are as nearly true as is reasonably possible in a color representation of this type. Due to chemical development, processing and printing, the leaves and fruit depicted in these photographs may, or may not, be accurate when compared to the actual specimen. For this reason, future color references should be made to the color plates (Royal Horticultural Society, Fourth Edition, 2001) and descriptions provided, hereinafter.
NOT A COMMERCIAL WARRANTY
The following detailed description has been prepared to solely comply with the provisions of 35 U.S.C. § 112, and does not constitute a commercial warranty, (either expressed or implied), that the present variety will in the future display all the botanical, pomological or other characteristics as set forth, hereinafter. Therefore, this disclosure may not be relied upon to support any future legal claims including, but not limited to, breach of warranty of merchantability, or fitness for any purpose, or non-infringement which is directed, in whole, or in part, to the present variety.
DETAILED DESCRIPTION
Referring more specifically to the pomological details of this new and distinct variety of nectarine tree, the following has been observed during the eighth fruiting season, and under the ecological conditions prevailing at the orchards of the assignee which are located near the town of Fowler, county of Fresno, state of Calif. All major color code designations are by reference to The R.H.S. Colour Chart (Royal Horticultural Society, Fourth Edition, 2001) provided by The Royal Horticultural Society of Great Britain. Common color names are also occasionally used.
  • Tree:
      • Size.—Generally considered medium-large in its growth pattern as compared to other common commercial nectarine cultivars ripening in the mid-season of maturity. The tree of the present variety was pruned to a height of about 270.0 cm to about 310.0 cm at commercial maturity. Fruit size can vary with crop load and the conditions under which the fruit and tree are grown.
      • Width.—Approximately 275.0 cm.
      • Vigor.—Considered moderately vigorous. The present peach tree variety grew from about 175.0 cm to about 180.0 cm in height during the first growing season. The new variety was pruned to a height of approximately 150.0 cm during the first dormant season, and primary scaffolds were then selected for the desired tree structure.
      • Productivity.—Productive. Fruit set varies from more than the desired crop load, to levels higher than desired amounts, when the new variety is grown in a suitable horticultural zone, and under appropriate commercial nursery conditions. The fruit set is spaced by thinning to develop the remaining fruit into the desired market-sized fruit. The number of the fruit set varies with the prevailing climatic conditions, and the cultural practices employed.
      • Fruit bearing.—Regular. Fruit set has been more than adequate during the previous years of observation, and thinning was necessary during the past 8 years on both the original seedling and on subsequent asexually reproduced trees.
      • Tree form.—Upright and pruned into a vase shape.
      • Density.—Considered moderately dense.
      • Hardiness.—The present tree was grown and evaluated in USDA Hardiness Zone 9. The calculated winter chilling requirements of the new tree is approximately 600 hours at a temperature below 7.0 degrees C. The present variety appears to be hardy under typical central San Joaquin Valley climatic conditions.
  • Trunk:
      • Diameter.—Approximately 24.0 cm in diameter when measured at approximately 15.5 cm above the soil level. This measurement was taken at the beginning of the eighth growing season.
      • Bark texture.—Considered moderately rough, with folds of papery scarfskin being present. Since bark development and coloration change with advancing tree age, this characteristic varies with the tree vigor, age, and regional conditions. Therefore, this is not a dependable descriptor of the new variety.
      • Lenticels.—Numerous flat, oval lenticels are present. The lenticels range in size from about 5.0 mm to about 7.0 mm in width, and between about 1.0 mm and about 2.0 mm in height. The development and size of the trunk lenticels can be influenced, to some degree, by the ambient growing conditions and are not, necessarily, a dependable characteristic of this variety. As trees of this variety mature, lenticels are present, but they are generally covered by increasing layers of cork (mature bark) and therefore become less apparent.
      • Lenticel color.—Considered an orange brown (RHS Greyed-Orange Group 164 B).
      • Bark coloration.—Variable, but it is generally considered to be a greyed tan (RHS Greyed-White Group 157 B). This bark description was taken from trees in their tenth leaf which have ruptured the scarf skin, and which also have developed bark furrowing which is much more typical of the bark of older trees. It should be noted that the coloration of the bark is influenced, and varies, as the smoother, darker background color approaches other bark features such as the lenticels, and the initial fissures which form a feature of the scarf skin development.
  • Branches:
      • Size.—Considered medium large for the variety.
      • Diameter.—Average as compared to other peach varieties. The branches have a diameter of about 14.0 cm when measured during the 8th year after grafting.
      • Flowering shoot thickness.—Average for the species. Generally, the most consistent flower bud development and therefore potential fruiting sites occur on shoots which are about 7.0 mm in diameter or larger but generally less than about 15.0 mm in diameter at the time of bloom.
      • Surface texture.—Average and appearing relatively smooth but with more furrowing on wood which is several years old.
      • Crotch angles.—Primary branches are considered variable and are usually growing at an angle of about 45 degrees when measured from a horizontal plane.
      • Current season shoots.—Surface texture — Substantially glabrous.
      • Internode length.—Approximately 3.0 cm.
      • Color of mature branches.—Approximately Grey brown (RHS Greyed-Orange Group 177 A).
      • Current season's shoots.—Color. — Light green (RHS Yellow-Green Group 145 A). The color of new shoot tips is considered a yellowed green (RHS Yellow-Green Group 144 A). The vegetative shoot color can be significantly influenced by plant nutrition, irrigation practices, and exposure to sunlight, and therefore should not be considered a consistent botanical characteristic of this new variety.
  • Leaves:
      • Size.—Considered somewhat elongated and narrow for the species. Leaf measurements have been taken from vigorous, upright, current-season growth, at approximately mid-shoot. The leaf size is often influenced by prevailing growing conditions, quality, and intensity of available sunlight and the location of the leaf within the tree canopy. For this reason, leaves sizes can vary significantly based upon the ambient light and other cultural factors listed above and are not typically considered a dependable botanical descriptor.
      • Leaf length.—About 160.0 mm to about 180.0 mm (including the petiole).
      • Leaf width.—About 32.0 mm to about 45.0 mm.
      • Leaf base-shape.—The leaves generally exhibit equal marginal symmetry relative to the leaf longitudinal axis.
      • Leaf cross-section shape.—The leaf shape in cross-section is broadly concave.
      • Leaf form.—Lanceolate.
      • Leaf tip form.—Acuminate.
      • Leaf color.—Upper Leaf Surface — Medium green (approximately RHS Green Group 137 B).
      • Leaf texture.—
      • Upper leaf surface.—Glabrous.
      • Lower leaf surface.—Glabrous.
      • Leaf color.—Lower Leaf Surface — Medium-light green (approximately RHS Yellow-Green Group 146 B).
      • Leaf venation.—Pinnately veined.
      • Mid-vein.—Color — Considered a pale green (approximately RHS Yellow-Green Group N144 D).
      • Leaf bud position.—The leaf buds are centrally positioned at the nodes and have slight vertical appression.
      • Leaf margins.—Gently undulating.
      • Form.—Considered crenulate.
      • Uniformity.—Generally uniform.
      • Leaf petioles.—
      • Form.—Considered canaliculated and having a more pronounced trough when viewed from the dorsal aspect. The petiole margin is considered rounded when viewed from the ventral aspect.
      • Size.—Considered medium for the species.
      • Length.—About 7.0 mm to about 10.0 mm.
      • Diameter.—About 1.0 mm to about 2.5 mm.
      • Color.—A yellowed green (approximately RHS Yellow-Green Group 144 B).
      • Texture.—Glabrous.
      • Strength.—Durable for species until senescence.
      • Leaf glands.—
      • Size.—Considered relatively small for the species — about 1.5 mm in width and about 2.0 mm in height.
      • Number.—Generally, one and, less commonly, two glands per marginal side are found. Observations of more than two glands per marginal side are very uncommon.
      • Type.—Glands located at the base of the leaf are predominantly reniform in shape.
      • Color.—Considered a yellowed green (approximately RHS Yellow-Green Group 144 B). Typically, the coloration of the glands darkens, and occasionally begins to desiccate relatively early in the growing season.
      • Leaf stipules.—
      • Size.—Medium large for this variety with a length ranging from about 14.0 mm to about 18.0 mm and a width between about 1.5 mm and about 2.0 mm.
      • Number.—Typically, 2 per leaf bud and up to 6 per shoot tip.
      • Form.—Lanceolate in form and having a serrated marginal edge.
      • Color.—Green (approximately RHS Yellow-Green Group 145 A) when young, but graduating to a brown color (approximately RHS Greyed-Orange Group 165 A) with advancing senescence. The leaf stipules are generally considered to be early deciduous.
  • Flower buds:
      • Hardiness.—No winter injury (bud death) has been noted during the last several years of observation in the central San Joaquin Valley. The new variety of nectarine tree has not been intentionally subjected to drought, cold, or heat stress, and therefore, this information is not available.
      • Flower bud.—Size — Variable and dependent on the state of maturity. The flower buds as described were observed approximately 7 days prior to bloom.
      • Length.—Approximately 15.5 mm.
      • Diameter.—Approximately 8.5 mm.
      • Surface texture.—Pubescent.
      • Orientation.—Considered appressed but appear less so as the blossoms near opening.
      • Bud scale color.—Approximately RHS Greyed-Orange Group 175 A.
  • Flowers:
      • Date of first bloom.—Observed on Feb. 20, 2019.
      • Blooming time.—Considered average to slightly early mid-bloom in relative comparison to other commercial nectarine cultivars grown in the central San Joaquin Valley. The date of full bloom was observed on Feb. 27, 2019. The date of full bloom varies slightly with climatic conditions and prevailing cultural practices.
      • Duration of bloom.—Approximately 7 or more days. This characteristic varies slightly with the prevailing climatic conditions.
      • Flower class.—Considered a perfect flower, complete and perigynous.
      • Flower type.—The variety is considered to have a showy type flower.
      • Flower size.—Considered large. The flower diameter at full bloom, is approximately 52.0 mm to approximately 58.0 mm.
      • Bloom quantity.—Considered abundant.
      • Flower bud density.—Generally considered dense.
      • Flower bud frequency.—Generally, two flower buds appear per node, and occasionally, one flower bud per node is observed. Very rarely three floral buds per node are observed.
      • Petal size.—Generally considered large for the species.
      • Petal length.—Approximately 22.0 mm to approximately 26.0 mm.
      • Petal width.—Approximately 17.0 mm to approximately 23.0 mm.
      • Petal form.—Considered broadly ovate.
      • Petal count.—Nearly always 5.
      • Petal texture.—
      • Upper petal texture.—Very finely pubescent, satin like.
      • Lower petal texture.—Very finely pubescent, satin like.
      • Petal color.—Considered a light pink at the popcorn stage (RHS Red-Purple Group 65 B), darkening with advanced senescence and, with the exposure of sunlight, to a medium-dark pink (RHS Red-Purple 63 C). This darkening of the petal is generally most present within the margins of the petal claw.
      • Fragrance.—Slight.
      • Petal claw.—
      • Form.—The claw is considered ovate and is generally large.
      • Length.—Approximately 14.0 mm.
      • Width.—Approximately 11.5 mm.
      • Petal margins.—Generally, slightly undulate.
      • Petal apex.—Exhibits a shallow, wide recess at tip. Width: about 1.5 mm to about 3.0 mm. Depth: about 1.0 mm to about 2.0 mm.
      • Flower pedicel.—
      • Length.—Considered medium-long with an approximate length of about 1.5 mm to about 3.5 mm.
      • Diameter.—Approximately 2.5 mm.
      • Color.—A medium brown (approximately RHS Grey-Brown Group N199 D), depending on pedicel and fruit maturity and timing of visual observance.
      • Strength.—Tenacious. Average for the species.
      • Texture.—Generally smooth to slightly undulate.
      • Floral nectaries.—
      • Color.—Considered a burnt orange (approximately RHS Greyed-Orange Group 175 B).
      • Calyx.—
      • Surface texture.—Generally glabrous.
      • Color.—Approximately RHS Greyed-Purple Group 185 A.
      • Sepals.—
      • Upper surface texture.—Moderately pubescent.
      • Lower surface texture.—Glabrous.
      • Number.—5 sepals
      • Size.—Considered medium.
      • Sepal length.—Approximately 5.0 mm to approximately 7.0 mm.
      • Sepal width.—Approximately 4.0 mm to approximately 6.0 mm.
      • Sepal shape.—Generally obovate.
      • Sepal margin.—Considered smooth and entire.
      • Sepal color.—Approximately RHS Greyed-Purple Group 183 A.
      • Anthers.—
      • Generally.—Average in size with an average length of approximately 2.0 mm prior to dehisting, a width of approximately 1.5 mm, and a depth ranging from approximately 1.0 mm to approximately 1.5 mm.
      • Color.—Yellow when viewed dorsally and prior to dehiscence (approximately RHS Greyed-Yellow Group 162 B).
      • Position relative to stigma.—Generally, the stigma is superior to the anthers by approximately 1.0 mm to approximately 2.0 mm.
      • Position relative to petals.—At flower maturity the stamens grow to be approximately 4.5 mm to approximately 6.5 mm superior to the petals.
      • Pollen production.—Pollen is abundant and has a yellow color (approximately RHS Yellow-Orange Group 18 A).
      • Fertility.—Self-fertile.
      • Filaments.—
      • Size.—Approximately 15.5 mm to approximately 19.0 mm in length.
      • Color.—Considered white (RHS Yellow Group 11 D).
      • Pistil.—
      • Number.—Usually one, and only rarely more than one.
      • Generally.—Considered medium in size.
      • Length.—About 18.0 mm to about 20.0 mm in length, including the ovary.
      • Ovary.—Glabrous.
      • Color.—Considered a very pale green (approximately RHS Yellow-Green Group 154 D).
      • Surface texture.—The variety has a long glabrous pistil.
  • Fruit:
      • Maturity when described.—Firm ripe condition (shipping ripe).
      • Date of first picking.—Approximately Jul. 20, 2019.
      • Date of last picking.—Jul. 29, 2019. The date of harvest can vary with the prevailing climatic conditions, crop loads, and the current climatic and cultural practices.
      • Size.—Generally — Considered medium large.
      • Average cheek diameter.—About 76.0 mm to about 81.0 mm.
      • Average axial diameter.—About 74.0 mm to about 79.0 mm.
      • Typical weight.—About 255.0 grams. The fruit size and weight can vary and are dependent on the prevailing cultural practices, growing conditions and therefore is not particularly distinctive of the new variety.
      • Fruit soluble solids.—Approximately 12.5 degrees Brix to approximately 14.0 degrees Brix. Fruit sugar levels can vary significantly depending on fruit maturity and local and seasonal climatic conditions.
      • Fruit firmness.—Fruit flesh pressures generally averaged about 12.0 pounds (about 5.44 kg) at the time the fruit was analyzed.
      • Titratable acidity.—Approximately 0.85 to approximately 1.0 at commercial harvest maturity.
      • Fruit form.—Generally — Considered globose. The fruit is generally very uniform in symmetry.
      • Mucron tip.—Absent
      • Fruit suture.—No stitching exists along the suture line.
      • Suture.—Color — Generally, the fruit appears blushed to the same degree as the skin (approximately RHS Orange-Red Group N34 A).
      • Ventral surface.—Form — Considered even and uniform in appearance when it is viewed from the lateral, sutural plane.
      • Apex.—Shape — Rounded to slightly retuse.
      • Base.—Shape — Generally rounded and smooth.
      • Stem cavity.—Generally — It extends in a rounded circular form which is generally considered uniform. The stem cavity is rounded but slightly extended toward the suture. The average depth of the stem cavity is about mm 7.0 to about 9.0 mm. The average width of the stem cavity is about 25.0 mm. The average length of the stem cavity when measured in the sutural plane is about 43.0 mm.
      • Fruit skin.—
      • Thickness.—Considered medium in thickness, and tenacious to the flesh.
      • Surface texture.—Glabrous
      • Taste.—Non-astringent.
      • Tendency to crack.—Not observed in the previous years of observation and evaluation.
      • Lenticels.—Considered inconspicuous to slightly conspicuous. If present, lenticels are typically found at the base.
      • Fruit skin color.—
      • Blush color.—Generally speaking, a red blush exists on a majority of the skin of the fruit (approximately RHS Orange-Red Group N34 A) and is more typically present on the portions of the fruit facing the sunlight. The blush of the fruit typically covers approximately 85% to approximately 95% of the fruit skin surface. The percentage of the blush on the fruit skin surface can vary and is generally dependent upon the fruit's exposure to direct sunlight, specific fruit maturity, and the prevailing ecological and cultural conditions under which the fruit was grown.
      • Ground color.—A medium orange yellow (approximately RHS Yellow-Orange Group 21 B). The ground color of the fruit can vary significantly based upon the maturity of the fruit when this measurement is taken.
      • Fruit glossiness.—Fruit is considered to have medium glossiness.
      • Fruit stem.—
      • Size.—Medium in length, about 6.0 mm to about 8.0 mm.
      • Diameter.—About 2.0 mm to about 3.0 mm.
      • Color.—Pale yellow green (approximately RHS Yellow-Green Group N144 C).
      • Fruit flesh.—
      • Ripening.—Considered even.
      • Texture.—Firm, juicy and dense. Considered non-melting in flesh classification.
      • Fibers.—Present but not prominent.
      • Aroma.—Slight.
      • Eating quality.—Considered very good.
      • Flavor.—Considered balanced with sweetness and acidity.
      • Juice production.—Moderate.
      • Flesh color.—It is considered yellow (approximately RHS Yellow-Orange Group 16 B).
  • Stone:
      • Type.—Considered a cling stone.
      • Size.—It is generally considered to be medium for the species. The stone size varies significantly depending upon the tree vigor, the crop load, and the prevailing growing and cultural conditions under which the tree was grown.
      • Length.—On average, about 36.0 mm to about 41.0 mm.
      • Width.—On average, about 26.0 mm to about 30.0 mm.
      • Diameter.—On average, about 19.0 mm to about 22.0 mm.
      • Form.—Roughly ovoid.
      • Stone base.—Shape — The stone is considered shortly attenuate.
      • Apex.—Shape — The stone exhibits a slight acute apex.
      • Stone surface.—
      • Surface texture.—Considered irregularly furrowed toward the apex. Further, more pitting exists in the mid-portion of the stone (laterally) and is more common toward the base.
      • Ridges.—Ridging is generally more prominent, and is usually oriented parallel and laterally relative at the ventral and dorsal margins.
      • Ventral edge.—The ventral edge is generally is described as having adjoining ridges formed from each hemisphere. There are longitudinal grooves running alongside this joined ventral suture. Secondarily, there can exist an additional set of parallel ridges, one on each side of the major ridge. These secondary ridges are less prominent and do not always extend from the hilum to the apex.
      • Dorsal edge.—Shape — Generally considered even. The folds of the surface ridges appearing on the external margins often end gently along the suture.
      • Stone color.—The color of a mature, dry stone is generally considered a sandy brown (approximately RHS Greyed-Orange Group 164 C). Stone color can vary considering how recently the fruit has ripened, harvested, degree of oxidation, surface drying, and blanching due to exposure sunlight.
      • Tendency to split.—Splitting has rarely been noted.
      • Kernel.—
      • Length.—Approximately 17.0 mm to approximately 20.0 mm.
      • Width.—Approximately 13.0 mm to approximately 16.0 mm.
      • Thickness.—Approximately 5.0 mm to approximately 7.0 mm.
      • Size.—The kernel is considered medium in size.
      • Form.—Considered generally ovoid.
      • Taste.—Bitter.
      • Kernel surface texture.—Kernel pellicle is shortly pubescent.
      • Color.—A dark tan (RHS Greyed-Orange Group 165 C).
      • Use.—The present variety ‘Wanectthree’ is a nectarine tree of the mid-season of maturity, which produces fruit which are considered to be firm, attractively colored, and useful for both local and long-distance shipping.
      • Keeping quality.—Appears excellent. The fruit of the present variety has stored well for periods of up to 30 days after harvest at 1.0 degree Celsius.
      • Shipping quality.—Good. The fruit of the new nectarine tree variety showed minimal bruising of the flesh or skin damage after being subjected to normal harvesting and packing procedures.
      • Resistance to insects and disease.—No susceptibilities were noted. The present variety has not been intentionally tested to expose or detect any susceptibilities or resistances to any known plant, fruit diseases, insect, frost, winter injury or other environmental factors.
Although the new variety of nectarine tree possesses the described characteristics when grown under the ecological conditions prevailing near Fowler, Calif., in the Central part of the San Joaquin Valley of California, variations of the usual magnitude, and characteristics incident to changes in growing conditions, fertilization, nutrition, pruning, pest control, frost, climatic variables and changes in horticultural management are to be expected.

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Having thus described and illustrated our new variety of nectarine tree, what we claim is new, and desire to secure by plant Letters Patent is:
1. A new distinct variety of nectarine tree substantially as illustrated and described, and which is characterized principally as to novelty by producing an attractively colored yellow-fleshed, clingstone nectarine which is mature for harvesting and shipment approximately July 20 to July 29 under the ecological conditions prevailing in the San Joaquin Valley of central California.
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USPP19231P3 (en) Peach tree named ‘Crispdelice Sun’
USPP19178P3 (en) Peach tree named ‘Crispregal’
USPP28597P3 (en) Peach tree named ‘Burpeachthirtyseven’
USPP20472P3 (en) Peach tree name ‘JULIENICE’
USPP20611P3 (en) Peach tree named ‘Juliepretty’
USPP27532P3 (en) Peach tree named ‘Snow Baby’
USPP13589P2 (en) Nectarine tree named ‘Burnectseven’
USPP17182P3 (en) Peach tree plant named ‘Plawhite 5’
USPP15496P2 (en) Peach Tree named ‘Calara’
USPP24107P3 (en) Nectarine tree named ‘CAKELOVE’
USPP32851P2 (en) Interspecific tree named ‘Flavorzee-517’