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


A very large, early peach with excellent flavor. Also known as Ruby Prince.

This is a vigorous, productive tree with moderate susceptibiity to bacterial spot. Rubyprince is self-fertile and a second variety is not required as a pollenizer. This peach is cold hardy to zone 5.

Ripening about 2 weeks before Redhaven, Rubyprince produces a large (up to 3") fruit that is firm and highly flavored. The skin is 80-90% scarlet over yellow, and like other early peaches the flesh is semi-clingstone. Rubyprince is a great peach to get an early start to your season.

Released in 1997, Rubyprince comes from the same W.R. Okie breeding program that produced Sureprince, Julyprince, and Augustprince. These peaches are named in honor of the venerable peach breeder Victor Prince.

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This is a vigorous, productive tree with moderate susceptibiity to bacterial spot. Rubyprince is self-fertile and a second variety is not required as a pollenizer. This peach is cold hardy to zone 5.

Ripening about 2 weeks before Redhaven, Rubyprince produces a large (up to 3") fruit that is firm and highly flavored. The skin is 80-90% scarlet over yellow, and like other early peaches the flesh is semi-clingstone. Rubyprince is a great peach to get an early start to your season.

Released in 1997, Rubyprince comes from the same W.R. Okie breeding program that produced Sureprince, Julyprince, and Augustprince. These peaches are named in honor of the venerable peach breeder Victor Prince.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Peach
Subcategory: Clingstone

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: yellow

Fruit Origins

Parentage:
Origin: Byron, GA
Introduced in: 1997
Introduced by: W.R. Okie

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 5 - 9
Chill hours: 800
Ripening date: Jul 23 (approximate, in New York State) 16 days before 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 Canker of Stone Fruit: Susceptible






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