Yellow Melting Flesh Peach Descriptions

Yellow Melting Flesh Peach Descriptions

Harvest Relative to RH = typical harvest date in days (- = before) or (+ = after) Redhaven, 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
Harbinger Peach
Harbinger Peach

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Harbinger
Introduced in 1971, 80% mottled red over yellow-green ground, clingstone, yellow flesh, melting, 2″ to 2 1/4″, good flavor, hardy, often with split pits


PF-1 Peach
PF-1 Peach

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PF-1
Cardinal X Garnet Beauty, 2″ 1/4 to 2 1/2″, 80+% red skin, non-browning, few split pits most years sometimes splits are a problem, clingstone, good resistance to bacterial spot, mild flavor


Harrow Diamond Peach
Harrow Diamond

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Harrow Diamond
round, medium sized, 70% red blush on yellow/green ground.  Flesh is yellow, medium firm.  Tree medium vigor, productive, open spreading, tree and fruit buds are winter hardy.  Relatively freestone when fully ripe, free of split pits, trees somewhat short lived


PF-5B Peach
PF-5B

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PF-5B
medium vigor & productivity, medium resistance to canker and bacterial spot, fruit round, uniform, medium size and quality, round, attractive, 80% solid red blush, uniform ripening, firm, ripens quickly, almost freestone when ripe, low split pits


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Harrow Dawn
medium vigor & productivity, medium resistance to canker and bacterial spot, fruit round, uniform, medium size and quality, round, attractive, 80% solid red blush, uniform ripening, firm, ripens quickly, almost freestone when ripe, low split pits


Rising Star Peach
Rising Star

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Rising Star
harvests in between Garnet Beauty and Redhaven, 60 to 80% red skin, bright yellow background, clean bright firm flesh, round, some with raised suture, good flavor, slight red near pit some years, early evaluation, variable cropper


PF-7 Peach
PF-7

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PF-7
early evaluation, red blush on yellow/orange background, very good flavor, low pubescence, round, some with uneven halves


Summer Serenade Peach
Summer Serenade

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Summer Serenade
good size and slightly better good skin color than its parent Garnet Beauty, same season, some drop noted, somewhat bacterial spot susceptible, productive, few split pits, From Willmeng Bros farm, Watervliet, MI


Redhaven Peach
Redhaven

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Redhaven
Round/oblate, uniform, 40 to 60% red on a yellow ground, significant number of split pits most years. Hardy wood and bud, non-browning, fuzzy fruit, prolific flowering, fruit stores well, freestone in most years, 2 1/2″+ if thinned properly


Harbrite Peach
Harbrite

2

Harbrite
60-70% red skin, mite susceptible, good b.s. resistance, attractive, semifreestone, hard to get large fruit, range of fruit maturities, stores well, significant split pits in some years, sometimes insufficient skin color.


Vivid Peach
Vivid

2

Vivid
60% bright red skin with large size potential, flesh is yellow and freestone, somewhat bacterial spot susceptible, 950 hr chilling, somewhat lopsided, slight beak, raised suture, good flavor, retains flavor, ripens fast


Red Star Peach
Red Star

3

Red Star
Large, firm, very slightly clingy, yellow flesh, usually low fuzz, red pit, 40 to 90% dark red skin depending on year, bright yellow background, juicy, raised suture softens early some years, some bacterial spot on fruit


PF-12A Peach
PF-12A

3

PF-12A
Medium to decent size fruit, depending on site, 90+% dark red skin colors early on exposed fruit, stays firm when ripe, attractive, freestone, upright vigorous tree, decent bacterial spot resistance, good flavor and holds flavor well most years.


PF-15A Peach
PF-15A

4

PF-15A
90+% red skin, decent to large round/oblate fruit, holds flavor well most years, fruit somewhat bacterial spot susceptible, red pit, mild flavor, some canker noted.


PF-12B Peach
PF-12B

4

PF-12B
90+% red skin, decent to large round/oblate fruit, holds flavor well most years, fruit somewhat bacterial spot susceptible, red pit, mild flavor, some canker noted.


Starfire Peach
Starfire

4

Starfire
50 to 90% red skin, depending on year, decent to good fruit size potential, somewhat bacterial spot susceptible, attractive, multiple picking peach, hangs and stores well, good bud hardiness, open tree, good flavor, raised suture under some conditions.


PF-14 New Jersey Peach
PF-14 New Jersey

4

PF 14 New Jersey
Attractive 60% to 80% red skin, some bacterial spot on leaves, less on fruit, ripens with Redhaven some years, some growers prefer this to PF-15A. Formerly called PF 15. Called PF 14 New Jersey because may be more consistent bearer under milder New Jersey conditions.


John Boy Peach
John Boy

5

John Boy
Relatively large, freestone, firm, with 50 to 60% red skin on attractive bright yellow background. Production in Michigan has been good but reported to be inconsistent in New Jersey, less bacterial spot than R.Haven, flavor good.


Blazstar Peach
Blazstar

5

Blazing Star
60% to 80% red dark skin, freestone yellow flesh, attractive, round/oblate generally large fruit, high shoulder, firm flesh when ripe, good bacterial spot resistance, slight scattered red in flesh, slightly bumpy on ends of fruit.


PF-15B Peach
PF-15B

8

PF-15B
90%+ red skin, looks nice, relatively large fruit potential, some split pits, decent to good flavor, some bacterial spot on leaves, fruit hangs well, some tearing of flesh when harvesting ripe, tree with naturally wide crotch angles.


Glohaven Peach
Glohaven

8

Glohaven
20 to 60% red skin on orange/yellow background, yellow flesh, very firm and resists browning, round, attractive shape, good size potential, does not crop well, okay flavor, 850 hr chilling.


Canadian Harmony Peach
Canadian Harmony

10

Canadian Harmony
Freestone, 50% red skin on light green, very good flavor and size potential. Moderate resistance to bacterial spot. Medium firm flesh, blush region sometime soft, suture may be raised & bumpy, vigorous tree, inconsistent cropper.


Bounty Peach
Bounty

10

Bounty
Large fruit potential, round, uniform, leaves and fruit moderately bacterial spot susceptible, firm, good quality fruit hangs well, 50% to 80% red skin on yellow/slight green background, need more evaluation to determine productivity, one to watch.


Contender Peach
Contender

12

Contender
60-70% solid red blush on yellow/slight green background, attractive, blooms late, tends to overcrop with medium size fruit, some drop, maybe uneven ripening, decent bacterial spot resistance, slight raised suture, flavor fair when ripe.


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Harrow Beauty
80-90% red on orange/yellow background, modest size potential, productive, maybe unattractive suture, hardy, very firm yellow flesh, red toward pit, decent bacterial spot resistance, willowy tree, fruit retains flavor.


Coralstar Peach
Coralstar

12

Coralstar
Early evaluation, non-browning, large fruit potential, high shoulder, maybe raised suture, 60-70% medium red skin, good flavor, nice flesh quality and retains flavor, low fuzz, good bacterial spot resistance.


PR-20-007 Peach
PR-20-007

12

PF-20-007
Attractive 70% to 80%+ red skin on bright yellow background, round/oblate, relatively large fruit, low fuzz, yellow flesh retains firmness, slightly stringy, fruit somewhat bacterial spot susceptible, light crop some years, raised suture, red pit.


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PF-23
Attractive 80%+ dark red skin, fruit with very good firmness retention, few pickings, red pit, somewhat susceptible to bacterial spot, uniform fruit, semi-showy bloom opens before non-showy types, decent fruit size potential.


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Loring
40% red blush over yellow/green background, fair bud hardiness, some canker susceptibility, vigorous tree, some complaints that it does not ship well, freestone, skin color not sufficient some years, okay flavor.


PF-17 Peach
PF-17

12

PF-17
60% red skin, 2 1/2″+ good fruit size potential, low fuzz, attractive, fruit has high shoulder and some tendency to tear at stem causing fruit drop, acceptable bacterial spot resistance, good cropper, firm nice quality flesh with good flavor, good fruit bud hardiness.


Harrow Fair Peach
Harrow Fair

12

Harrow Fair
65% red blush with attractive bright background, fruit from young trees are somewhat oblong, uniform ripening, modest size potential, firm flesh, good quality, good flavor retention, freestone, good bacterial spot resistance, productive.


PF-24-007 Peach
PF-24-007

18

PF-24-007
Large fruit with 50 to 60% red skin on yellow background, round/slight oblate, good bacterial spot resistance, can have good cropping although flower density sometimes low, firm good quality yellow flesh, split pits when light crop, retains flavor.


Allstar Peach
Allstar

18

Allstar
Loring season, round to oblong, modest fruit size potential, nearly freestone, 70 to 90% red skin, good flavor, flavor retention not great in 2000, productive, some bacterial spot noted, softens on shoulders, flesh somewhat unattractive in 2000.


MSU 26 Peach
MSU 26

18

MSU 26
SH424 X Fayette, 90% solid red skin, prolific, multiple picking, firm, mostly large fruit, range of fruit sizes, flavor good, good firmness, round uniform fruit, attractive blush, sometimes tears at peduncle.


Glowing Star Peach
Glowing Star

24

Glowing Star
70% dark red skin, round/oblate, somewhat raised suture, firm, large, large fruit size potential, bumpy calyx, non-browning, freestone, okay to good flavor, skin is loose at stem, vigorous tree.


Cresthaven Peach
Cresthaven

24

Cresthaven
Hardy, hangs well, fruit is medium large–good if thinned, firm, round, fruit may get soft in red areas and on suture, somewhat susceptible to bacterial spot, fruit cracks in rainy season, fruit stores well, 40-50% red skin, variable performance.


Redskin Peach
Redskin

25

Redskin
Good cropping and bacterial spot resistance. Some irregular fruit with suture problem in some years, not real attractive. Firm, clean flesh, long bloom. 40 to 50% red, fruit decent but not large, upright, vigorous, tough tree, some fruit drop tendency.


Harcrest Peach
Harcrest

28

Harcrest
Fruit is medium to large, almost egg-shaped, 50 to 60% red. Flesh is very firm, yellow, and freestone, appears to be moderately resistant to canker, brown rot and slightly susceptible to bacterial spot, productive and hardy, tendency to drop.


Fayette Peach
Fayette

28

Fayette
Fair tree and bud hardiness, firm, smooth, yellow flesh, decent uniform fruit size, round/oblate somewhat asymmetric, ships well, smaller than Redskin and slower growth, somewhat bacterial spot susceptible, flavor not great, skin is 40-50% red.


PF-27A Peach
PF-27A

30

PF-27A
Early evaluation, after Fayette, raised suture, 60% red skin, low fuzz, nice flavor, good fruit size, retains firmness, good bacterial spot resistance.


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Encore
Bud hardy, moderate to large fruit, good firmness, green ground color, good bud hardiness, some complaints about fruit dropping, decent bacterial spot resistance, round, 60% red skin, firm, red pit.


Laurol Peach
Laurol

41

Laurol
Decent but not real large fruit, 60% red over bright yellow ground color, freestone, red pit, firm flesh, significant bacterial spot on leaves and fruit, productive, some canker, some tree to tree variation noted, very susceptible to rusty spot (powdery mildew).


Pretty Lady Peach
Pretty Lady

45

Pretty Lady
95% dark red skin, low fuzz, somewhat small fruit on young trees, round with rough raised suture, yellow suture in flesh, freestone, red pit, firm flesh, crunchy, bacterial spot may be a problem, shows poor fruit bud winter hardiness.