What is the “Top Secret” peach in your YouTube video “The Perfect Peach” and can you tell me something about it?

winblo peachAnswer: Winblo.  It originated in Jackson Springs, N.C., by F.E. Correll and C.N. Clayton, North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station. Introduced in 1972. Arose from a self-pollinated Redskin tree. Cross made in 1958, first fruited 1961, tested as NC 8969. Fruit: large, 2 1/2 x 2 3/4 inches in diameter; round, symmetrical; skin light yellow, three-fourths covered with bright red blush, attractive; flesh bright yellow, resistant to browning, very little red pigment except in pit cavity, firm, texture; fine, melting, flavor excellent; freestone, for freezing, canning and fresh market; ripens with Loring, 1 1/2 weeks before Elberta. Tree: spreading; vigor moderate; productive; flower large, showy, self-fertile; leaf glands reniform (kidney shaped); moderate resistance to bacterial spot. Chilling requirement 800 to 850 h.

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