[NAFEX] Peach Identification

Brungardt, Sam Sam.Brungardt at state.mn.us
Thu Jun 5 09:54:59 EDT 2008


Ackerman Nurseries in Bridgman, Mich., used to sell a purple-leaf peach.
When I was a kid, I planted a couple on our farm in Kansas, where they
received the runoff from a chickenhouse roof (this is an area of the
state that only receives about 19 inches of precipitation annually).
They bore most years, and mom used to pickle them.  The leaves were
indeed purple, but turned greenish (always with some purple in them) as
summer progressed.  Its blossoms were pink and the rather small fruit
were white with a red blush.  I don't know of any mail order nurseries
that still offer it. -- Sam Brungardt, St. Paul, Minn.

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Diane Whitehead
Sent: Wednesday, June 04, 2008 11:07 PM
To: North American Fruit Explorers
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Peach Identification


On 4-Jun-08,  Don Yellman wrote:
>
> I don't know where in its genetics this peach picked up the purple
> leaves and dark blossoms.

A purple peach is grown in New Zealand.  I haven't seen it growing, so  
I don't know whether the leaves are also purple.

Diane Whitehead





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