Typical Yellow Melting Flesh Peach Variety Harvest Windows for the Michigan Climate

Typical Yellow Melting Flesh Peach Variety Harvest Windows for the Michigan Climate

Bill Shane - Michigan State University Extension
Revised Jan 8, 2017

* = estimated harvest days before (-) or after Redhaven. Harvest order can change depending on the warm/cool characteristics of a season. A cooler year will delay harvest dates, a warmer season will compress the harvest dates closer together. ^ = little experience with this variety to date, ^^ = very little experience to date. LA = low acid type. Harvest order numbers are more tentative with newer selections.

Older peach varieties Newer varieties with significant production Newest peach varieties
Harbinger = -33* PF-1 = -30 Rich May = -28
Harrow Diamond = -25 PF-5B = -25
Earlystar = -18

Desiree = -26 ^^
PF-5D Big = -22 ^^
Vee Blush = -20 ^^

PF Early 8 Ball = -17 ^^

Garnet Beauty = -10
Early Red Haven = -10
GaLa = -8
Sentry = -8
Glenglo = -13
Brightstar = -12
Summer Serenade = -10
PF 8 Ball = -10
Rising Star = -8
PF Late 8 Ball = -5 ^^
Redhaven = 0
Reliance = 0
Vivid = +2
Bellaire = +3
PF-12A = +3
John Boy = +3
PF 9A-007 = -2
PF 15A = +2
Blazing Star = +2
Starfire = +3
Redstar = +3
PF 14 New Jersey = +4
PF Lucky 13 = +6 ^
Glohaven = +8
Canadian Harmony = +10
Loring = +12
Suncrest = +12
Blaze Prince = +8
Bounty = +10
PF 17 = +12
PF Super Duper   = +8^^
John Boy II   = +8 ^
 Contender = +18 PF 19-007 = +14
Allstar = +16
Coralstar = +16
Beaumont = +19
Messina = +17 ^^
SweetStar = +18 ^
Cresthaven = +24
Redskin = +26
PF 23 = +20
PF 24-007 = +22
Glowingstar = +22
PF 24C Cold Hardy = +24
PF 25 = +26
Virtue = +20? ^^
PF 22-007 = +20 ^^
July Prince = +24 ^^
PF Paramount = +24 ^^
Gloria = +26 ^^ LA
Madison = +28
Harcrest = +28
Fayette = +28
Encore = +31
PF 27A = +30
PF 28-007 = +32
Autumn Star = +37
PF 35-007 Fat Lady = +40 ^
Laurol = +41
PF Big George = +50 ^
Flame Prince = +38 ^^
PF Legendary = +41 ^^
Victoria = +47 ^^
PF Fashionably Late = +54 ^^