Nectarine - Bowden (A-764)



Date of Release - 2012; plant patent applied for.

Type - White, non-melting flesh, clingstone..

Fruit Maturity Date - July 4 average first ripe date, average 3 days after ‘Bradley’.

Fruit Size - Medium-large, 144 grams average; similar to ‘Bradley’

Skin Color - 75% of surface covered in red blush over a cream ground color.

Flavor, Sweetness - excellent white nectarine flavor with standard acid and sweet, averaging 13.8% soluble solids

Fruit Firmness - Very firm, non-melting type.

Bloom Date - March 22 average full bloom. 

Bacterial Spot Resistance - Moderate resistance, occasionally seen on leaves but no economic damage on fruits.

Comments - Bowden is an early-midseason, high-yielding, white, standard-acid, sweet, clingstone, firm-fleshed, nectarine with good storage potential and bacterial spot resistance.


Patent Information:
App Type Country Serial No. Patent No. File Date Issued Date Expire Date
Plant United States 13/998,198 PP26,402 10/10/2013 2/9/2016 3/7/2034
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University of Arkansas TCO
John Clark
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