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Sugar Lady
2002 Musser Fruit Research Farm

Season Redglobe Season
Range June 30th - July 12th
Additional Years 2000 | 2001 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011
Sequence 108
Row 6
Tree 20
Flesh White
Chill Hours 850
Bloom Date March 21th
Ripe Date July 2nd



85% ripe, taste: 7 sweet!, great uniformity


Orig. in Modesto, Calif, by Floyd, Gary, and Grant Zaiger and Leith Gardner. Introd. in 1991. Plant patent #7532; owned by Zaiger Genetics. Fruit: large; skin dark red blush on cream background; flesh white, very firm, sweet, low acid, freestone. Ripens 25 days after Redhaven in California. A new and distinct variety of peach tree as illustrated and described, characterized by its large size, vigorous, upright growth and a regular and productive bearer of large, firm, white flesh, freestone fruit that have a sub-acid, mild, sweet delicate flavor with very good eating quality; the fruit is further characterized in comparison to the white flesh Giant Babcock Peach (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 1,353) by having a higher degree of red skin color, firmer flesh with greater shipping and storage quality and maturing approximately 21 days earlier. The new variety of peach tree was originated by us in the experimental orchard located at Modesto. Calif. from a cross between two selected seedlings. The female parent was a second generation seedling selection from a cross between O'Henry Peach (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 2,964) and Giant Babcock Peach (U.S. Pat. No. 1,353). The pollen parent was a selected seedling from a group of seedlings grown from open pollinated May Grand Nectarine (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 2,794) seed. We grew and maintained a large group of seedlings under close observation and the present variety exhibited the desirable characteristics described above and 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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