Standard and Promising Non-Melting Clingstone Peaches

Standard and Promising Non-Melting Clingstone Peaches

Harvest Relative to RH = typical harvest date in days (- = before) or (+ = after) Red Haven, which is late July to early August in lower Michigan.

The relative harvest dates and variety performance may differ for other locations and in other years. The information is the opinion of Bill Shane, Peach Specialist at Michigan State University, and not necessarily that of the Michigan Peach Sponsor board or its members.

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Harvest Relative to RH
Description
Vulcan Peach
Vulcan

-2

Vulcan
Uniform shape, medium size fruit, 80% red skin, good resistance to bacterial spot, relatively free of split pits, brown rot problems noticed in some locations.


A-313 Peach
A-313

-3

A-313
Test selection, 30-60% red blush on an orange/yellow background, cropping still under evaluation, good fruit quality, round to slightly asymmetric, medium size, the pit has a point, bacterial spot resistance looks good so far.


Vinegold Peach
Vinegold

3

Vinegold
Uniform size, good flavor, good bacterial spot resistance, highly colored skin, 30% red blush on dark yellow background, irregular shaped pit, firm flesh free of red pigment, upright tree, large fruit.


Veecling Peach
Veecling

4

Veecling
Canadians consider flesh of this variety too light-colored for baby food, good quality for canning, decent bacterial spot resistance, tendency to split pits, some problems with red in flesh.


Goldnine (A-9) Peach
Goldnine (A-9)

4

Goldnine (A9)
Size good for season, good quality fruit, good bac spot resistance, small pit, good processing characteristics, fruit hangs well, range of fruit sizes, good tree life, some split pits some years.


Virgil Peach
Virgil

5

Virgil
Good in processing trials, medium firm flesh is golden yellow,skin has 50% red blush on golden yellow background, clingstone, size is adequate, pit has hook.


Allgold (A-142) Peach
Allgold (A-142)

6

Allgold (A-142)
Generally good fruit size, uniform, good tree, few split pits, good bacterial spot resistance, biannual bearing tendency, Goldnine is preferred over this variety.


Catherina Peach
Catherina

20

Catherina
Canning peach developed by the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station in approximately 1979, has better bacterial spot resistance but somewhat smaller fruit size than BG5, flesh is slightly darker than BG5.


GoldJim (A-219) Peach
GoldJim (A-219)

22

GoldJim (A-219)
Newly named, much better bacterial spot resistance than BG5, 20-50% red blush, light orange flesh, sweet, low acidity, nice quality, size may not be as good as BG5, productive.


Venture (V-75024) Peach
Venture (V-75024)

23

Venture (V-75024)
New release from Vineland Station for BG5 season, has greater bacterial spot and brown rot resistance than BG5, trees were available from US nurseries for the first time in 2001.


Babygold 5 Peach
Babygold 5

28

Babygold 5
Longtime standard variety, moderately susceptible to bacterial spot, little red around pit, heavy and consistent cropper.


Babygold 7 Peach
Babygold 7

35

Babyhold 7
Description coming soon!