[NAFEX] White Champion Peach / Hal Berta Giant

Sgroppino Farms sgroppino at sgroppino.com
Fri Apr 11 04:07:53 EDT 2003


I just looked for the 'Hal Berta Giant' peach in the Stark Bros catalog and they don't carry such a peach .  Are you sure you didn't mean their Burbank July Elberta?

Thanks for the advice regarding the split pit problem with White Champion.  I ultimately decided to go with six different peaches and I'm hoping they'll all thrive well here in coastal Maine:  Burbank July Elberta, Carolina Belle, Double Jewel, Fingerlakes Super Hardy, John-Boy and Stark Summer Pearl.  I'm also going to see how well the Harcot and Harglow apricots adapt to the climate up here.  NAFEX has been a great resource for learning about new varities to explore.  



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John A Gasbarre
Sgroppino Farms
Vinalhaven Island, Maine
sgroppino at sgroppino.com
USDA Zone 5

> In zone 5 Southwest Connecticut the White Champion peach has a severe split 
> pit problem which the ear wigs love to inhabit...open thru the stem end.
> Georgia Belle is better.....flavor is as good and the peaches are mostly 
> whole.
> Best peach I ever ate was the Hal Berta Giant....once again available from 
> Stark Bros.  And I 've just ordered two of them for home orchard.  Of course 
> it is not a white peach which is unique of itself.
> Karl Olson
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