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


A reliable peach ripening about a week before Redhaven. Also known as Sure Prince.

This tree is vigorous and productive. Fruit will need to be thinned to obtain optimal size. Sureprince is moderately resistant to bacterial spot. The tree is late blooming and produces a showy display of pink flowers. The tree also has a chill requirement of 900-950 hours. Because of the long chill and late bloom, it is considered to be a very reliable cropper. Sureprince is self-fertile and a second variety is not required as a pollenizer.

Ripening about a week before Redhaven, the peach is firm, semi-clingstone, and is medium sized at around 2-1/2". It is 80% red with some yellow in the background.

Sureprince was selected in 1983, tested as BY81P1216, and introduced in 1998. Sureprince comes from the same W.R. Okie breeding program that produced Rubyprince, Julyprince, and Augustprince.These peaches are named in honor of the venerable peach breeder Victor Prince.

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This tree is vigorous and productive. Fruit will need to be thinned to obtain optimal size. Sureprince is moderately resistant to bacterial spot. The tree is late blooming and produces a showy display of pink flowers. The tree also has a chill requirement of 900-950 hours. Because of the long chill and late bloom, it is considered to be a very reliable cropper. Sureprince is self-fertile and a second variety is not required as a pollenizer.

Ripening about a week before Redhaven, the peach is firm, semi-clingstone, and is medium sized at around 2-1/2". It is 80% red with some yellow in the background.

Sureprince was selected in 1983, tested as BY81P1216, and introduced in 1998. Sureprince comes from the same W.R. Okie breeding program that produced Rubyprince, 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: Dixieland x Durbin nectarine.
Origin: Byron, GA
Introduced in: 1998
Introduced by: W.R. Okie

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 5 - 8
Chill hours: 900
Ripening date: Aug 01 (approximate, in New York State) 7 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: Resistant






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