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


A cold-hardy, large, white-fleshed peach.

The tree is semi-upright and produces large, showy, red-purple cold-hardy blooms. This variety is self-fertile and a second variety is not required as a pollenizer.

Galactica is a "donut" peach (AKA peento). The fruit is large, flat, and shaped like a donut with white flesh that is sweet and aromatic. 

Galactica was bred at NCSU, in the same program that produced Contender, China Pearl, and Intrepid. Its parentage includes the nectarine Fantasia.

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The tree is semi-upright and produces large, showy, red-purple cold-hardy blooms. This variety is self-fertile and a second variety is not required as a pollenizer.

Galactica is a "donut" peach (AKA peento). The fruit is large, flat, and shaped like a donut with white flesh that is sweet and aromatic. 

Galactica was bred at NCSU, in the same program that produced Contender, China Pearl, and Intrepid. Its parentage includes the nectarine Fantasia.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Peach
Subcategory: Flat (Donut), Cold-Hardy, White

Fruit Uses & Storage

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

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: red
Flesh color: white

Fruit Origins

Parentage: NCN4 (Contender x Fantasia) x unnamed Chinese saucer peach
Origin: Sandhills Research Station, Jackson Springs, NC
Introduced in: 1998
Introduced by: NC State University

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 5 - 9
Chill hours: 800
Ripening date: Aug 08 (approximate, in New York State) +0 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
Brown Rot, Blossom Blight, Fruit Rot: Susceptible