Comparing 2 early white peaches
For me to get high quality early white peaches on my site I need about 2 weeks of sunny hot weather leading into ripening. This year I've had 3 weeks of that after excessive rain mid-May to mid-June. Perfect timing, really, and a rare blessing here from the weather gods.
Manon is a recently released variety that I pay a $2 royalty on for each tree. The fruit is dark read and the flesh is firm with plenty of red running into its white flesh from the skin. I'm sure it ships well, as, like most of the new selections, it develops lots of sugar while still quite firm.
For people in love with corn fructose infused snacks it must be a perfect fruit, similar to a couple of the Zaiger selections, such as White Lady, but with remarkably solid red skin. It has no detectible acid with that sweet.
Earli-red-fre has been around quite a while, and for me, is a far superior peach to Manon for eating. It needs to get a bit soft on the tree, but the fruit has a nice acid-sugar balance, the peaches are amazingly large, extremely juicy with fibrous flesh.
Generally I prefer yellow fleshed peaches, but ERF fits my bill as a worthwhile white.