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guess what tree is this!

Posted by Itheweatherman USDA 8b, Elevation 2 (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 19, 14 at 17:16

Guess what tree is this!


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  • Posted by glib 5.5 (My Page) on
    Tue, Aug 19, 14 at 17:26

grapefruit.


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peachfruit.


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Dry soil?


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Based on your hobbies, I'm going to guess that it is some type of cross. Peach + something else.


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  • Posted by olpea zone 6 KS (My Page) on
    Tue, Aug 19, 14 at 19:50

Looks like a peach/nectarine to me, or I'll "eat my hat".

This post was edited by olpea on Tue, Aug 19, 14 at 21:15


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  • Posted by dbarron Z6/7 (Oklahoma) (My Page) on
    Tue, Aug 19, 14 at 19:50

It *looks* like a peach or nectarine.


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a mango?


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I'm stumped.


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Here is the answer: it is a cross between a F1 nonpareil almond (Seed parent) x Elberta peach(pollen parent).


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  • Posted by olpea zone 6 KS (My Page) on
    Wed, Aug 20, 14 at 19:18

Great puzzle Weatherman,

I'm not going to eat my hat though. My understanding is Almond is basically a peach with an edible seed, so it was sort of a tricky/sneaky question.

Peaches are self pollinating, which adds to the mystery. That is, it may have almond in the cross, or possibly not. If a genetic test were done to conclusively determine part almond, I might eat part of my hat (I need a new hat anyway.)

Good riddle.

:-)
Olpea


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Did I get close enough? What's my prize? ;)


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You might have to eat your hat because (Lol) this hybrid is in fact, half almond, the seed parent is my propieatary "Earlynut" almond and the pollen parent is an elberta peach.

Earlynut almond originated from nonpareil almond.


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They are still growing!


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Here is the second one:


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Here is the seed parent: my proprietary F1 nonpareil almond.


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  • Posted by glenn10 5a New Brunswick (My Page) on
    Fri, Oct 3, 14 at 18:59

so was the purpose of this cross to get a peach with edible pit, or was it simply a fun experiment for you? I am very excited/interested in seeing the eventual fruit. Will you be grafting to mature stock to expedite fruiting?
Glenn


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Three factors:

1) I was just curious: I wanted to find out how a peach x almond hybrid tree would look like.

2.) I want to develop a drought tolerant rootstock for stone fruit trees. I will be crossing this peachmond with a western sand cherry, Nanking cherry, Beach plum, and with my proprietary "chocolate Jewel" plum: a hybrid between a myrobalan plum x Mariposa plum.

3). I want to develop a self-pollinating almond; thus I will be crossing it back with an almond, which I hope will inherit the self-pollinating traits from its grandparent: Elberta peach.

Self-pollinating almonds already exist, but I want to make my own. Some were crossed with peaches so they could have the self-pollinating gene. If I'm correct, Garden prince almond is 12.50% peach.


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Guess what tree is this!


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