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‘Sunlite’, a yellow-fleshed, freestone nectarine (Prunus persica (L.) Batsch), is adapted to areas with relatively mild winters. It has been tested and liked by growers. Fruit shipments have been well received on the Northeastern U.S. markets.

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‘FlordaGrande’ peach is released jointly by the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station of the Texas A&M Univ. System and the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station of the Univ. of Florida.

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‘Sunhome’ nectarine is released by the Univ. of Florida Agricultural Experiment Station. All nectarines released by the Univ. of Florida begin with the prefix of “Sun”. The suffix “home” indicates the intended use of flower, fruit, and foliage in the home yard and garden. ‘Sunhome’ closely resembles ‘Sunred’ nectarine in all respects, except that the spring foliage of the former is red.

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Seed development of blueberry (Vaccinivm spp.) from pollination to fruit maturity was investigated for Florida selections ‘4-15’ and ‘4-71’ (2n=4x=48); and Bluegem’ (2n=6x=72). Embryo abortion was observed in each immediately following fertilization, at the end of stage I of fruit development, and during early stage II of fruit development.

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Two leaf color characters, solid red and variegated red, are associated with early fruit ripening in peach [Prunus persica (L.) Batsch]. These color characters appear in leaves approaching senescence and can be scored in 1-year-old seedlings.

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Repeatability of scoring and inheritance of 5 characters were studied in highbush type blueberry progenies in 2 years. In the repeatability study, fruit size, scar and plant vigor scores were more consistent than fruit firmness and color. Plant vigor scores were high and fruit scar scores were low both years. In the inheritance study, cultivars ranked similarly for each character by either their phenotypic score or general combining ability effects. Mean square variances of general combining ability were larger than specific combining ability for fruit size, firmness, color and plant vigor. Mean square variance of specific combining ability was high for fruit scar. Heritability estimates for blueberry were high for fruit size, moderate for fruit color, low for fruit firmness and scar and lower for plant vigor.

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