[NAFEX] Veteran Peaches
griffingardens at earthlink.net
Sun Apr 23 21:30:52 EDT 2006
This peach has been very hardy in central MN including fruiting after -29
F. It is indeed a very good quality old fashioned peach. The problem with
it here is that it ripens very late so without a long fall to harden off it
is vulnerable to an early cold snap.
> [Original Message]
> From: Rodney <reveland at collinscom.net>
> To: <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Date: 4/23/06 5:25:22 PM
> Subject: [NAFEX] Veteran Peaches
> There isn't a lot of information available about this variety (at least
> from Google). This site says it is hardy.
> VETERAN PEACH One of the most reliable peaches for cold climates: winter
> hardy and late-blooming. Yellow to yellow-orange skin. Yellow flesh is
> freestone when fully ripe, and richly flavored. Harvest one week before
> Elberta. 900 hours. Self-fruitful.
> This site says it is a great "canner".
> This site has a 1989 article by Williams, Lloyd M.
> You might consider how to get a copy of this article. I think it can be
> done. ANYONE out there have a copy? To see the reference just do a ctrl-F
> key and enter Veteran in the search field.
> You might also consider the "Contender" peach. I ordered one from
> (it came with a NAFEX membership application form), planted it yesterday
> today it started snowing (about 12 minutes ago), and so far Contender has
> held up really well. ;-) Some web sites say that Contender blooms two
> weeks after other varieties. If it survives, I'll know how it compares
> Reliance if they survive the upcoming winter of course (something to
> about every year).
> Rodney in Northeast Wy.
> formerly zone 4 about 5-6 years ago.
> Seems to have moved up to zone 5.
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