IN GENERAL ORDER OF RIPENING IN CENTRAL WASHINGTON
Order may vary in different locations and under different weather and cultural conditions.
Figures in parenthesis compare that variety’s harvest date maturity to that of Redhaven.
The earliest ripening peach Van Well Nursery® has to offer. Good quality of flesh with high, red color blush over a yellow background. This variety has few split pits, is resistant to bacterial spot, and is a heavy bearer with good flavor. We recommend thinning this variety to promote better fruit size.
RisingStar® gives growers a beautiful, high-quality peach for the early season. Fruit is 80% bright orange-red with a slight stripe and averages 2 ½” and larger. The flesh is firm and melts with a pleasing sugar-acid ratio. RisingStar® is non-browning and semi-freestone.
FA 47 cv.
A mutation of Redhaven that ripens about two weeks earlier than its parent, the fruit is very similar to Redhaven in size, color, and flavor.
Redhaven is the standard by which all early peaches are judged. The flesh is firm and yellow with a smooth texture. The tree is vigorous and early bearing. An attractive red and golden skin color further enhances its popularity. Redhaven is excellent for canning and shipping for the fresh market.
One of the finest white peaches available. Fruit has a solid blush covering sweet and juicy sub-acid white flesh.
Redstar® ripens with Redhaven and is a large, round, very beautiful peach with 80% rich red color over a subtle striped background. The flesh is medium yellow with wonderful flavor. The 2 3/4 - 3" fruits are firm for shipping and have a slight attachment to the pit with very few split pits. The tree is spreading and very hardy with good resistance to canker and bacterial spot.
U.S. Plant Patent No. 10546
BlazingStar® is a round, firm-fleshed peach that ripens at the end of Redhaven season. It is 90% solid blazing red with delicious, non-browning yellow flesh. The fruit is freestone, sizes well with a small pit, picks dry without tearing, and has good shipping qualities. The BlazingStar® tree is hardy, upright, spreading, and strong with an excellent cropping history.
FA 12 cv.
Originated in New Hampshire during 1964. The skin is a dark red splashed over yellow and the round fruit is medium to large in size. The bright yellow flesh is bursting with flavor.
Van Well's newest Flaming Fury® selection, Lucky 13 follows Redhaven, delivering both high red color and firm, quality fruit. The peach is sweet and juicy with an excellent flavor. A heavy cropper, thinning is recommended to maximize fruit size. Fruit hangs well and resists bacterial spot. Excellent shipper available Spring 2006.
Starfire® is a heavy annual cropper that provides high tonnage per acre with several pickings. It has large 2 ¾” solid bright orange-red fruit that ripens five days after Redhaven. The flesh is clear yellow with some red around a small pit. Starfire® has great shipping qualities and firmness.
FA 11 cv.
(+14 days )
This large, nearly round, uniform peach has little fuzz. Its skin color is mostly red with a golden background. The flesh is clear yellow and firm with excellent quality. Glohaven is a favorite for canning because it resists browning. The tree is vigorous and moderately hardy.
The skin is yellow overlaid with a faintly streaked medium red blush. Roza has a nice flavor combined with good shipping quality. The tree is vigorous and productive, bearing large fruit.
An attractive peach that develops 80% bright red color when mature. The fruit is round, firm, and has good texture. The tree is large and upright with a hardiness equivalent to that of Redhaven.
A new introduction from the International New Varieties Network (I.N.N.) hailing from western France. Sweet Cap™ brand is a “doughnut” type peach with juicy white flesh, dark red skin, and a unique round shape. Fruit sizes larger than Saturn. A great addition for roadside and U-pick operations.
Red Globe is one of the most attractive peaches of its season with excellent flavor. The skin color is a highly blushed red over a golden background. This very large round fruit has yellow flesh with good quality and firmness.
Excellent flavor and quality coupled with a bright red blush over a yellow background make Loring one of the best all-around peach varieties. The tree is vigorous, but somewhat bud tender. The fruit is large and yellow.
CoralStar® is a large, beautiful, 3” freestone peach with 80% coral red fruit that matures with Loring. The flesh is firm and clear with wonderful sweet flavor. CoralStar® holds well on the tree, in the cooler, and does not brown when cut. Its size and quality make it a star for local sales or shipping. It ripens with multiple pickings over a long period and will produce heavy tonnage per acre. The tree is hardy and resistant to bacterial spot.
Ripens about 10 days before Elberta. The fruit is large and round. Two-thirds of the skin is covered with bright red over yellow with flavorful, firm yellow flesh.
A yellow-fleshed freestone peach of excellent quality. The high colored peach yields an 80 to 90% red blush over a yellow background. The fruit is sweet and juicy. A standard and reliable commercial variety.
A new yellow-fleshed, sub-acid peach from the Rutgers University soft fruit breeding program. Gloria™ is a very large peach with firm flesh and sweet, aromatic taste. The fruit hangs well, allowing for days of tree-ripe flavor. The fruit is bacterial spot resistant. Van Well Nursery® is proud to offer this fantastic new peach under license with Adams County Nursery.
U.S. Plant Patent No. 18224
An attractive, high-quality peach that is vigorous and more hardy than Redhaven. The flesh is yellow and somewhat tender with red skin over a gold background. The flower buds are hardy. Madison should be produced for local markets.
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