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2008 Cooley Farms

Season Goldprince Season
Range June 1st - 14th
Additional Years 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014
Sequence 0
Flesh White
Chill Hours 750
Bloom Date
Ripe Date June 3rd



subacid, some splits, suture bulge, some uneven halves, no pigment in flesh, good taste and sweetness


Plant Patent #9883 (May 6, 1997) of Zaiger Genetics, Modesto, CA. A new and distinct variety of peach, its novelty consists of the following unique combination of desirable features: 1. Heavy and regular bearer of white flesh, clingstone fruit. 2. Fruit with very good flavor and eating quality. 3. Fruit with firm flesh, good storage and shipping quality. 4. Fruit having a high degree of attractive red skin color. 5. Early maturity of large size fruit. 6. Vigorous, upright growth. The fruit is further characterized by having firm flesh with good handling and shipping quality, having a high degree of attractive red skin color and ripening in the early maturity season, approximately one week before the white flesh Peach Sugar May (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 8,034). The present new and distinct variety of peach tree was originated by us in our experimental orchard located near Modesto, Calif., as a third generation cross between two selected seedlings, identification numbers 47EB280 and 1GC131. The maternal parent 47EB280 originated from a cross between two selected seedlings, 29G560 and 17G185. The selected seedling 29G560 originated from a cross of O'Henry Peach (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 2,964) with Giant Babcock Peach (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 1,353); and the selected seedling 17G185 originated from a cross of Fayette Peach (non-patented) with May Grand Nectarine (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 2,794). The paternal parent 1GC131 also originated from a cross between two selected seedlings, 41G1176 and 42G280.The selected seedling 41G1176 originated from an open pollinated peach seedling of unknown parentage and the selected seedling 42G280 originated from an open pollinated seedling selection of May Grand Nectarine (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 2,794). We grew and maintained a large group of these third generation seedlings under careful observation, during which time one such seedling, which represents the present variety, having especially desirable fruit characteristics, was selected for asexual reproduction and commercialization.


  • 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
  • Pubescence: 10=nectarine
  • 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


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