Honey Blaze nectarine at 28 brix
This is a cross post with DWN forums.
Harvested Honey Blaze grown with some water deficit. The brix averages 28 on the tip and 22 by the stem. These are luscious through and through. The richest flavor of any fruit I grow. Size runs 2.3-2.5 inches, about 0.5-0.75 smaller than when pumped up on water and nitrogen. Flavor goes flat when over watered. To me the low acid nectarines are only really great flavored when very sweet and at least for me that takes some water deficit.
Honey Fire, Honey Blaze, and Honey Royale all take on the richest flavor when grown at a water deficit. Of the three I'd take Honey Royale as best overall. It can be great at 18-20 brix and that's not too hard to reach. Honey Kist available on Soft is in the same ballpark on taste.
The fruit grown like this is kinda rough looking, dark colored, and covered with sugar speckling.