I had heard that Earnie's Choice is often highly rated in CA taste tests and I've picked some good ones in the past from trees in my nursery that made me see the promise.
Today I picked one from the top of a now well developed tree in my orchard- it was huge, dead ripe and I tried it. I don't know if it was the best peach I've ever eaten but I can't remember any better. Bear in mind that I've already eaten a couple from the same tree this season that were very good but at the top of the tree I think I got a chance to sample how it must taste after ripening in a CA season of cloudless days. This season most of our days have been like that.
The texture and juiciness were what I expect from any very good peach with all the sweetness I want but what made it distinctive was a real lemon taste and slight sour in the finish. I've never eaten a peach with a distinctive lemon essence before.
I wonder if this is how a really good Earnie's Choice is supposed to taste. Got a lot more ripening up there high in the tree.