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Brooks

Brooks

وحدة SKU: 00046

IMPORTANT READ BEFORE Make your Grafting Request Order

Spring Grafted Trees should be ready the following Fall. Deadline is May 01

Late Summer & Fall Grafted Trees should be ready the following Spring. Deadline is October 01

 

A Pre-Order Grafting Request is an order for us to produce the specific tree that we don't currently have available in stock. We must graft the tree and then it must go through a multi-month process to heal and grow. Only Once the small tree has completed two flushes of growth since it was grafted do we consider it ready to leave our nursery.

Brooks was the second important cultivar to be selected in Florida after 'Haden', and was a seedling of the 'Sandersha'  that first fruited in Miami in 1916.

 

It was quickly recognized for its strong production and its late season bearing habit, holding fruit in August and sometimes September.

Firm flesh and acceptable mild flavor resulted in it being planted commercially. Thereafter, it became the parent of a number of more famous Florida cultivars, including Kent, Keitt, Hatcher, Fascell and others, all of which were viewed as improvements over it and resulted in Brooks being phased out by many growers.

 

Despite this, old Brooks trees can still be found in parts of south Florida. Unfortunately we have found that Brooks is susceptible to bacterial spot and rot fungi, as are a number of its descendents.

 

We planted a Brooks tree in 2017 for evaluation purposes but topworked it after all the fruit rotted in 2018. We have left a  branch of it as a source for occasional budwood.

 

Flavor: Classic

Country: Florida-USA

 

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