[NAFEX] Do I have a white flesh peach?

jas39a at earthlink.net jas39a at earthlink.net
Wed Sep 3 06:39:55 EDT 2008


Sounds like a yellow-fleshed peach to me.

Stark Brothers sells the "Carolina Belle" peach, which was bred from the Belle of Georgia.  I have one, and it's a great peach--I highly recommend it.

Eddie Earles

-----Original Message-----
>From: sherwin dubren <sherwindu at comcast.net>
>Sent: Sep 3, 2008 1:12 AM
>To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
>Subject: [NAFEX] Do I have a white flesh peach?
>
>Last year, after doing a frustrating search for a Belle of Georgia Peach 
>Tree,
>I spotted a nice looking grafted one at my local Home Depot.  I normally 
>don't
>buy from the builder's store, but the price was right and the tree 
>looked healthy.
>It started bearing fruit the very next year.  I was glad to see it was 
>several weeks
>later than my Redhaven.  I'm just now beginning to see a dropped peach.  The
>Fruit, Nut, and Inventory book says you should leave these peaches on 
>the tree
>until they drop for maximum ripeness.  The fallen peach looked clean, 
>but when
>I opened it up, I saw a yellow color, almost identical to my Redhaven, 
>yet this is
>supposed to be a white fleshed peach.  My concern is whether this tree 
>is miss-
>labeled, although the grower had put a distinctive tag on the tree as a 
>Belle of
>Georgia.  I called a friend of mine, who also grows this variety, and he 
>said that
>this year his Belle of Georgia also was giving yellow flesh peaches.  
>Question, is
>this a recognized phenomenon with white fleshed peaches, possibly due to 
>some
>climatic effect here this year in the Chicago area, or do I have  a 
>miss-labeled
>tree?
>
>           Sherwin Dubren
>           Morton Grove, Illinois




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