[NAFEX] late peaches
spidra at speakeasy.net
Mon Dec 22 17:20:29 EST 2008
Sorry about your back!
I have a very late cling peach that grows in my yard. I have no idea
of the variety since it came with the house. It grew a huge crop
this year, so much that branches broke (I didn't thin as much as I
should have). I didn't get to taste any of it, though, as it's so
late-cropping that I was on a trip in Autumn when they were finally
ripe in mid-October or so (in a marine Berkeley, CA climate).
It is susceptible to leaf curl and possibly to brown rot as well.
But it tastes quite nice. In a climate that gets more heat than we
do, I could see it developing peak peach flavor.
I'd be happy to send scions to folks if they provide the postage.
On Dec 22, 2008, at 8:58 AM, Alan Haigh wrote:
> Judging from my first sampling of Encore I think I'm going to
> prefer it. It seems to be a richer and more flavorful peach
> although both types are very good. I also suspect Encore will be
> less prone to brown rot for which A G is a real magnet because the
> Encore is more acidic with more concentrated sugars (less watery).
> Anyone out there with experience with these or other similarly
> timed peaches?
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