Reliance cold hardiness measure
I've read that Reliance isn't all that cold hardy but my tree survived with excellent results this last Winter when we had 6 nights of temps. in the -10 to -12 range and another several in the minus single digits range. My Redhaven lost all of it's fruit buds to the cold while Reliance's fruit buds survived unscathed. It wouldn't have bothered me if some of those buds didn't make it because I had tons of fruit to thin on that 8th leaf tree, lot's of work! I imagine other peach varieties would have done well here last Winter and some may be even hardier but please, enough of the poo - pooing.
Go on poo - poo the flavor, texture, size or something else to your personal liking, this is one very productive tree for my area year after year and produces many gallons of delicious nectar for me to drink every morning for the entire off season. Hopefully, The 3rd leaf Redhaven will survive next year's Winter so I have something to compare fruit with aside from the stuff I remember that came from the Palisades area of western CO when I was young, yummy stuff:)