trees weak/poor vigor, variable size, lots of hail damage, some red in flesh, good taste
An early season, consistent cropping peach.
Origin: Byron, GA, USDA-ARS, by W.R. Okie. F2 of Dixiland x Durbin. Selected
in 1983; tested as BY81P1216; introd. in 1998. Fruit: ripens 7 days before
Redhaven, round, 7 cm diameter, 90% bright red blush, yellow flesh, semi-freestone.
Tree: vigorous; flowers large, showy and self-fertile; moderate resistance
to bacterial spot; leaf glands absent. Chilling requirement 950 h
Evaluations are based on a 1-8 scale (6=OK,7=Commercially acceptable, 8=Excellent)
Size is in inches
Shape: round is assumed, T=tip, P=point, S=suture, OB=oblate, OV=ovate
Freeness: 3=early cling, 8=completely free
Status: 0=discard, 1=keep
Notes: SOS=soft on suture, SOT=soft on tip, RIF=red in flesh, GAS=green around stem
RAP=red around pit, GGC=green ground color, sz=size, wh=white, yt=young tree, CCT=concave tip
Bloom date is when approx. 90% of blooms are open (full bloom)
The description of each variety of peach or nectarine fruit under each group is in different formats as this information is collected from varied sources and hence is not consistent