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Sugar Giant Peach on BY520-9. Nematode Resistant Peach/nectarine (Spring 2024)


Sugar Giant is a very large, freestone, white-fleshed peach.

This is a vigorous, productive tree with an upright habit. It blooms with large and showy pink flowers.

Sugar Giant is a very large, white-fleshed peach. The fruit is firm and large, reaching up to 3" in diameter. Sugar Giant is a low acid peach with a mild, sweet flavor. It performs very well in the erratic climate of the Northeast.

It was developed and patented by Zaiger Genetics in 1993. 

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This is a vigorous, productive tree with an upright habit. It blooms with large and showy pink flowers.

Sugar Giant is a very large, white-fleshed peach. The fruit is firm and large, reaching up to 3" in diameter. Sugar Giant is a low acid peach with a mild, sweet flavor. It performs very well in the erratic climate of the Northeast.

It was developed and patented by Zaiger Genetics in 1993. 


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Peach
Subcategory: Freestone, White

Fruit Uses & Storage

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

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: red
Flesh color: white

Fruit Origins

Parentage: 18EA213 (unknown nectarine x Royal Gold Peach) x 51GA205 (O'Henry Peach x breeding selection)
Origin: Modesto, CA
Introduced in: 1993
Introduced by: Zaiger Genetics

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 5 - 9
Chill hours: 850
Ripening date: Aug 28 (approximate, in New York State) + 20 days after Redhaven

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: BY520-9. Nematode resistant peach/nectarine Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Standard (100% Size)
Tree spacing: See details
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

Bacterial Spot: Susceptible






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