PF-1 peach seems to be cheating nature!
We picked ripe, 7-8 ounce peaches this weekend - in Colorado! The cherries are just ripe now and the apricots are almost ripe, yet the PF-1 put out absolutely scrumptious, juice-running-down-your-arm peaches as if it were normal. Ripe full-sized peaches in June? This seems way too good to be true.
The Earlistar are almost ripe now, but I don't think they will size-up the way the PF-1's have. I've heard that early peaches don't compare to later ones, but since the O'Henry's are green and smaller than golf balls, I'm quite certain that there's nothing out there that will compare right now, and they are 100 times better than any peach you could buy right now.
I feel terrible now because I had decided I didn't want the tree and was going to try to find a Harrow Diamond instead. So this terribly loaded peach tree is in a 5-gallon pot which I put in the ground to keep it from freezing 2 years ago.
When it goes dormant this year I will plant it properly and give it the respect it deserves.