SIZE & RIPENING

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RIPENING TIMES

 

Calendar ripening dates are typical starting dates for un-girdled trees in Dinuba, California.

 

Numerical ripening times are relative to the old Le Grand Nectarine and the Albertal Peach. 

Newer references are:  Mayfire 80, Rose Diamond 63, Spring Bright 40, Summer Bright 12, Summer Fire -4, August Red +20.

 

SIZE REFERENCES

 Sizes are listed in their order of occurrence, peak first.  The information is from 2000 CTFA, if available. 

SIZE COMPARISON CHART

 

Diameter (in.)

U. S. Standard

New Plum Sizes

International

Diameter (mm.)

3

42/40

-

AAA

83

3

50/48

-

AA

76

2 7/8

56

20

-

73

2

60

25

A

70

2 5/8

64

35

-

67

2

70

40

B

64

2 7/16

72

-

-

62

2 3/8

80

45

-

60

2 5/16

84

50

-

59

2

88

55

C

57

2 3/16

-

60

-

56

2 1/16

-

65

-

52

2

108

70

D

51