Good taste, acidic, some red in flesh, flavorful, some tips, suture bulges, uneven halves.
Stark Late Gold.—Orig. in Bangor, Ala., by Charles Thomason. Introd. in 1955 by Stark Bros. Nurseries & Orchards Co., Louisiana, Mo. Plant patent 1321; 16 Nov. 1954; assigned to Stark Bros. Nurseries & Orchards Co. Hal-Berta Giant x Elberta o.p.; selected in 1940. Fruit: large; skin attractive, yellow overlaid with bright carmine-red; flesh yellow, quality very good, freestone; ripens 7 days after J.H. Hale, which it resembles. Stem scar may pull at picking. Tree: resistant to brown rot; very productive; very hardy.
Evaluations are based on a 1-8 scale (6=OK,7=Commercially acceptable, 8=Excellent)
Size is in inches
Shape: round is assumed, T=tip, P=point, S=suture, OB=oblate, OV=ovate
Blush: presented as percentage of ground color cover with red or similar
Freeness: 3=early cling, 8=completely free
Status: 0=discard, 1=keep
Notes: SOS=soft on suture, SOT=soft on tip, RIF=red in flesh, GAS=green around stem
RAP=red around pit, GGC=green ground color, sz=size, wh=white, yt=young tree, CCT=concave tip
Bloom date is when approx. 90% of blooms are open (full bloom)
The description of each variety of peach or nectarine fruit under each group is in different formats as this information is collected from varied sources and hence is not consistent