This white peach developed at Zaiger Genetics (California, Plant Patent #8034, Nov. 17, 1992) ripens two weeks ahead of Redhaven. The fruit is medium to large, highly colored and firm. It is a clingstone. Fruit must be thinned vigourously to get good size. The tree is vigorous and moderately productive, and has moderate susceptibility to bacterial spot. There is a low incidence of split pits.
The present new variety of peach tree was originated by us in our experimental orchard located near Modesto, Calif., and was selected as a first generation cross between two selected seedlings with the identification numbers of 29G560 and 54G262. The maternal parent 29G560 originated from a cross between O'Henry Peach (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 2,964) and Giant Babcock Peach (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 1,353) and the paternal parent 54G262 originated from a cross between Redwing Peach (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 621) and a selection of an early ripening, highly red colored nectarine of unknown parentage. A large group of seedlings from this first generation cross were grown and maintained under close observation by us and the present variety which evidenced distinctive 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
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