A hardy, self-fertile pear with exceptionally good flavor.
Intrepid Peach on Nemaguard (Spring 2023)
A late-blooming, extremely cold-hardy, freestone peach.
An outstanding cold-climate peach, Intrepid blooms late so that it avoids most frosts. Additionally, it's flower buds will survive freezing temperatures even at full bloom. The tree is coldhardy to -20° F, and it is highly resistant to bacterial leaf spot. Growers should note the long chill hours requirement. This variety is self-fertile and a second variety is not required as a pollenizer.
Intrepid sacrifices nothing to coldhardines: it produces an attractive red fruit that is larger and firmer than that of Reliance (one of its parents). The texture of the flesh is also improved. This peach is fully freestone and it makes a great canner.
Intrepid was developed at the Sandhills Research Station in NC. It was crossed in 1987 and selected in 1990.
Fruit Uses & Storage
Uses: fresh eating, jam, baking, canning, freezing, jelly
Storage duration: less than one month (approximate, depending on storage conditions)
Skin color: red
Flesh color: yellow
Parentage: Redhaven x (Reliance x Biscoe)
Origin: Sandhills Research Station, Jackson Springs, NC
Introduced in: 1999
Introduced by: NC State University
Calendar & Geography
Tree Height & Spacing
Diseases & Pests
Bacterial Spot: Very Resistant
Is it self-fertile? Y
Is it fertile? Y
Rootstock size class: Standard (100% Size)
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