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American Pomological Society

Volume 43 Number 2 Article 4 Pages: 52-57
Year 1989 Month 4
Title: Peaches and Nectarines for Texas' Subtropical Lower Rio Grande Valley
Author: R.E. Rouse
Low-chill peaches and nectarines, possessing characteristics acceptable in U.S. markets and maturing in April and May, are being evaluated for adaptation to subtropical climatic condi tions. Cultivars developed in the 1980's as 'Earli- Grande,' 'Flordaprince,' TlordaGrande,' TropicS weet,' TropicBeauty,' and TropicSnow' have high fruit quality not previously available and require 200 or less chilling units making them adapted to subtropical environments. These cultivars are being commercially produced in the Lower Rio Grande Valley for fresh market.

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