[NAFEX] Cold Peaches ?

Heron Breen breen at fedcoseeds.com
Sat Nov 26 21:05:20 EST 2005

Originally, some folks propagated Reliance from seed. These various trees have been 
propagated by budding and sold as Reliance. It has been said. Beware. Meader made a 
good peach, but the on-going theory that peaches are true to type has created 
Those with good-tasting Reliance should send budwood to those who do not have good 
tasting Reliance. The dieing in cold weather is due to unhardy rootstock, as a 
hardy peach on unhardy rootstock in pointless. Own-root your Reliance!
Heron Breen
zone 4, Maine 

On Wed Nov 23  6:47 , 'tanis cuff' <tanistanis at hotmail.com> sent:

>20+ years ago a neighbor planted a peach tree which I assume was a 
>Reliance-- the only thing being sold in area (s.WI) then.  It actually 
>produced a crop before it winter-killed.  Fantastic flavor!  Average 
>silt-loam soil, don't know if & what they might have fertilized with.
>Have you considered the idea that not all nursery stock is correctly 
>labelled?  Maybe your poor flavored Reliance is mislabelled.
>----Original Message Follows----
>From: charles paradise 
>To: North American Fruit Explorers 
>Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Cold Peaches ?
>Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2005 07:18:19 -0500
>Reliance - almost no flavor - some
>say with enough minerals taste becomes good...
>Here in Indiana my Reliance was had
>wonderful flavor...
>Jerry, what's the mineral profile in the soil in Indiana?...
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