Finally the Peach? Earlitreat? Or Seedling?

mrsg47(7)August 9, 2014

Still do not have a clue about this peach. It is yellow inside and there is some red streaking in the flesh. It is so clingstone you can't even see the pit. I cut into two of them. Neither of them were fully ripe, but ants got to them so I pulled them off of the tree before they created rot. Parts are sweet, parts are sour. Just not fully ripe. This is what they look like. Thanks for your help and patience. I also found an old post from H-man called mislabeled peach. It helped alot. This is not Manon for sure.

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alan haigh

What is ripe now where you are?

    Bookmark   August 9, 2014 at 3:34PM
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mrsg47(7)

Fall Raspberries are starting, Blackberries ripen daily, Sour cherries are gone, my Elberta's are getting large but are totally green and hard as a rock. No plums yet, Nuttin' honey! This peach comes the closest to being ripe except for two 'Pristine' apples. (one deformed the other perfect). There are local peaches in the farmers market, but they don't seem to know or care about the varieties. Mrs. G

    Bookmark   August 9, 2014 at 3:59PM
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alan haigh

OK, so you are about even with me if the Pristine are ripe. Redhaven is starting to ripen up so if Earli-treat is earlier than RH it is probably something else, unless it's a shady location.

    Bookmark   August 9, 2014 at 5:14PM
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mrsg47(7)

H-man, so many thanks for your help! (by the way, my term 'sport' referred to non- prof. orchardists); Full sun. Mrs. G PS right now it is more sour than sweet.

    Bookmark   August 9, 2014 at 8:42PM
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mrsg47(7)

Unlike my Elberta's, when these medium sized (but good sized) peaches just get really soft. They are beginning to get very fragrant, but they also go from hard to soft quickly. Mrs. G

    Bookmark   August 10, 2014 at 11:55AM
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alan haigh

For me, Elberta is a Sept. peach.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2014 at 3:07PM
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mrsg47(7)

I know they are not Elberta's I didn't say that. I think its a Redhaven. It is a 'melting' peach.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2014 at 3:46PM
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alan haigh

I didn't say you thought it was Elberta, I was just saying when mine ripens in case that one is not true to label also.

Red Havens are ripening now and when fully ripened are free stone as you probably know. They can have streaks of red in the flesh, but so can many other peaches, but RH is probably the most widely propagated peach in this country- certainly is amongst those that ripens at this time.

They are capable of being very high quality and getting big size although I had one on my property that never got the sugar up although they were big (maybe too big) beautiful peaches. One out of three on top of the tree was delicious. I couldn't make it work so I cut it down.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2014 at 5:28PM
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mrsg47(7)

Nope, not freestone. I'm just stuck with a lousy peach tree. I guess I'll make jam this year, then pull out the chain saw! Mrs. G

    Bookmark   August 10, 2014 at 8:42PM
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Scott F Smith(6B/7A MD)

Next spring cut it off at 3' high and bark graft 5-6 scions around that. If even one takes you will get a new tree very fast. I can give you some exotic ones to try if you want, I now have half a dozen Chinese peaches and so far all have been winners. Speaking of that, my Honey Peach is going to be giving me fruits in a week or two.

Scott

    Bookmark   August 10, 2014 at 9:14PM
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mrsg47(7)

Scott to the rescue!!!! Fabulous. My Honey Peach had twenty fruit and all dropped. Next year for me on that one! Would love your exotics. Thanks so much! Mrs. G

    Bookmark   August 10, 2014 at 10:03PM
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mrsg47(7)

Scott you should know that the tree, whatever it is, is on 'dwarf' rootstock. The trunk is only about a foot from the soil and has low branches that are very strong. Should I just save the three strong branches and graft onto those?

Does my picture illustrate what a 'seedling' peach looks like? If so, it might help other peach lovers out there who buy a 'bad, mislabeled' tree. Who said this was easy. After all of the waiting, it gets you down. Mrs. G

    Bookmark   August 11, 2014 at 10:18AM
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