[NAFEX] Veteran Peaches

Dave Griffin 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. 

Dave


> [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
not 
> from Google). This site says it is hardy.
> http://www.davewilson.com/ordered/dennis_7d1-OR.html
> 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".
> http://jossyfarms.com/HandlingPeaches.asp
>
> This site has a 1989 article by Williams, Lloyd M.
> http://library.missouristate.edu/paulevans/publications/pomona1980.shtml
>
> 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
Guerneys 
> (it came with a NAFEX membership application form), planted it yesterday
and 
> 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
with 
> Reliance if they survive the upcoming winter of course (something to
worry 
> 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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