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Veteran Peach on Nemaguard (Spring 2025)

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A very cold-hardy, freestone peach.

A vigorous, reliable, and highly productive tree, Veteran is the most cold-hardy peach variety we offer. It produces a beautiful showy bloom and is moderately resistant to bacterial spot but susceptible to leaf curl.

The fruit is medium-large, flattish, orange-yellow with a slight blush, and quite fuzzy. It is freestone and peels well without scalding, with a rich flavor when canned. This is an excellent addition to a U-pick orchard or home garden, but it bruises easily, which makes it unsuitable for most other commercial markets.

Verteran was bred in Canada, at the Horticultural Research Institute of Ontario, and released in 1928.

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A vigorous, reliable, and highly productive tree, Veteran is the most cold-hardy peach variety we offer. It produces a beautiful showy bloom and is moderately resistant to bacterial spot but susceptible to leaf curl.

The fruit is medium-large, flattish, orange-yellow with a slight blush, and quite fuzzy. It is freestone and peels well without scalding, with a rich flavor when canned. This is an excellent addition to a U-pick orchard or home garden, but it bruises easily, which makes it unsuitable for most other commercial markets.

Verteran was bred in Canada, at the Horticultural Research Institute of Ontario, and released in 1928.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Peach
Subcategory: Freestone, Cold-Hardy

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: fresh eating, jam, baking, storage, canning, freezing
Storage duration: less than one month (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: orange
Flesh color: yellow

Fruit Origins

Parentage: Early Elberta x Vaughn
Origin: Ontario, Canada
Introduced in: 1928
Introduced by: Horticultural Research Institute of Ontario

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 3 - 8
Chill hours: 900
Ripening date: Aug 29 (approximate, in New York State) + 21 days after Redhaven

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: Nemaguard Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Standard (100% Size)
Tree spacing: See details
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

Bacterial Spot: Resistant
Peach Leaf Curl: Susceptible






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