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Blushingstar® Peach on Bailey (Spring 2021)


A midseason, white-fleshed peach, completely freestone. Also known as FA 18.

Blushingstar® is a great choice for home orchardists, especially in colder climates. The tree is vigorous, hardy, and regularly productive, and it has some resistance to bacterial spot. It will become productive within two-three years after planting. Fruit thinning is necessary as these trees crop heavily. This peach is self-fertile and does not require the presence of a second variety as a pollenizer.

The bloom on this tree is a dark pinkish red, and fruit ripens mid season, around 20 days after Redhaven. The fruit is very attractive, with a cream skin that is almost completely covered in a red blush. This smallish peach is white fleshed and fully freestone. It has an excellent flavor: sweet, slightly acidic, and aromatic, and it does not brown when cut.

Blushingstar® is a member of the "Stellar" series, all of which have the word "star" in their names, from a private breeding program in Michigan.

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Blushingstar® is a great choice for home orchardists, especially in colder climates. The tree is vigorous, hardy, and regularly productive, and it has some resistance to bacterial spot. It will become productive within two-three years after planting. Fruit thinning is necessary as these trees crop heavily. This peach is self-fertile and does not require the presence of a second variety as a pollenizer.

The bloom on this tree is a dark pinkish red, and fruit ripens mid season, around 20 days after Redhaven. The fruit is very attractive, with a cream skin that is almost completely covered in a red blush. This smallish peach is white fleshed and fully freestone. It has an excellent flavor: sweet, slightly acidic, and aromatic, and it does not brown when cut.

Blushingstar® is a member of the "Stellar" series, all of which have the word "star" in their names, from a private breeding program in Michigan.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Peach
Subcategory: Freestone, Cold-Hardy, Disease-Resistant

Fruit Uses & Storage

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

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: red
Flesh color: white

Fruit Origins

Parentage: Fayette x Newhven
Origin: Coloma, Michigan
Introduced in: 1997
Introduced by: Annette and Randy Bjorge

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 4 - 8
Chill hours: 750
Ripening date: Aug 28 (approximate, in New York State) + 20 days after Redhaven

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: Bailey Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Standard (100% Size)
Tree spacing (natural spread of tree): 35'
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

Bacterial Spot: Very Resistant

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group:
Is it self-fertile? Y
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid
Rootstock size class: Standard (100% Size)

Pollination Partners

This table shows the first few results from a full search for pollenizers of Blushingstar® Peach on Bailey. Please see our Pollenizer Search to run other queries and read how the application uses various factors. Also read more about fruit tree pollination.

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Redhaven Peach on Bailey 2021 0
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