Patent Pick: 'Honeylicious' Nectarine Variety

Peaches hang on a stem
Peaches hang on a stem
Larry Ye

'Honeylicious' nectarine variety
U.S. Patent Application 20150264848
Publication date: Sept. 17, 2015
Inventors: GN Zaiger, LM Gardner and GG Zaiger

Disclosed in this patent is a new variety of nectarine tree, grown near Modesto, Calif. According to the researchers, its novelty rests in several desirable attributes.

The tree exhibits vigorous, upright growth and regularly produces large-sized fruit with a red skin color. The fruit has a mild, sweet and low-acid flavor with excellent balance between acid and sugar. Its firm, yellow flesh presents good handling and shipping qualities, and the fruit produces heavy amounts of juice, which enhances flavor.

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