New nectarine from the southern US presents characteristics of the mango

Fresh Nectarine
United States
Innovation & Technology
Published Feb 28, 2024

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The Arkansas Fruit Breeding Program has introduced a new yellow-fleshed nectarine variety, the Ozark Mango, which is resistant to bacteria and adapted to the warm, humid climate of the southern United States. The fruit, which has been under testing for over a decade, is noted for its sweetness, tropical flavor, and requirement of 600 to 800 hours of cold per year. It also exhibits resistance to certain production issues and can maintain its quality in storage for 14 to 21 days. The University of Arkansas offers licensing for this variety.
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The Arkansas Fruit Breeding Program in the United States has released a new yellow-fleshed nectarine with resistance to bacteria. The Ozark Mango, named for its tropical flavor profile, is the seventh nectarine developed by the breeding program, located at the University of Arkansas, in the southern United States. Program director Margaret Worthington says the variety has been in testing for more than a decade. Developers adapted the fruit to thrive in the warm, humid climate of the southern United States. "Over 13 years of trials, the Ozark™ Mango had an average Brix of 15 percent, indicating that it is very sweet," Worthington said in a press release. "It also has a nice aroma and flavor that I would describe as 'tropical' or 'mango-like.'" The variety is considered a medium cold nectarine that requires between 600 and 800 hours of cold per year. When ripe, the Ozark Mango measures about 3 inches in diameter. About 65% of the fruit surface has a blush color. The variety has also ...
Source: MXfruit
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