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Description

An early producer of beautiful peaches. Start the season off right! This variety bears crops before almost any other. The fruit is firm and attractive with sweet yellow flesh that makes it a favorite at any table. Developed in Beltsville, Maryland, released in 1980. Tree is disease-resistant to bacterial spot. Semi-freestone. Ripens in July. Self-pollinating.

Characteristics

Bloom Color Pink
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Medium - Large
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest Early July
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained - Average Moistness
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 2 - 4
Zone Range 5 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 8
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Recommended Pollinators

This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Questions & Answers

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Stark Bro's Store
I read it had good resistance to disease (bacterial spot).
JoAnna K on Feb 20, 2016
I read it had good resistance to disease (bacterial spot).
JoAnna K on Feb 20, 2016
Does this type of peach keep it's flavor well when canned, cooked, or preserved? Is it freestone?
Karen H on Mar 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your inquiry. This variety is best for fresh-eating and may not work well in any type of cooking.

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