Bird pecking, no brown rot, splits, some tips, good taste.
Also known as Flavorich (incorrectly) in the trade. Rich May (Plant Patent #7,432) is from Zaiger Genetics in Modesto, CA. Patent was issued January, 1991. A new and distinct variety of peach tree; its novelty consisting of the following unique combination of desirable features. 1. Early maturity of fruit. 2. Producing large size, yellow flesh fruit. 3. Heavy and regular production. 4. The ability of the fruit to stay firm 4-5 days after maturity. 5. Vigorous upright growth habit. 6. Producing firm fruit with good handling and shipping quality. The fruit is further characterized in comparison to the variety May Crest Peach (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 4,064) as maturing 4 to 5 days earlier with heavier production of larger size fruit. The present variety of peach tree was originated by us in the experimental orchard located near Modesto, Calif. as a cross between two selected seedlings with the field identification numbers 34GA1155 x 36EB346. The female parent 34GA1155 was a cross between a selected seedling from a May Grand Nectarine (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 2,794) crossed with a peach of unknown parentage. This selection was then crossed with an open pollinated seedling of Sam Houston Peach (non-patented). The pollen parent 36EB346 originated from a first generation cross of Tasty Gold Nectarine (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 5,623) crossed with May Crest Peach (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 4,064).
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