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Reliance Peach on Nemaguard (Spring 2023)

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A reliable cold-hardy peach for northern climates.

Reliance is one of our most cold-hardy peaches. It blooms late, with a showy display of flowers, and it is hardy in bloom, bud, and stem tissue. The fruit is medium sized, yellow fleshed with a dull red finish, sweet, and freestone. This tree is self-fertile; a second variety is not needed for pollination.

Reliance was developed in 1964 in New Hampshire by E. M. Meader, who in the course of his career developed over 60 new varieties, including new types of pumpkin, watermelon, raspberry, and bean. He did not believe in royalties or patents, and is quoted as saying: "I was working for the taxpayer, and the results of my work belonged to them." Meader was awarded an honorary doctorate in 1978 by the University of New Hampshire.

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Reliance is one of our most cold-hardy peaches. It blooms late, with a showy display of flowers, and it is hardy in bloom, bud, and stem tissue. The fruit is medium sized, yellow fleshed with a dull red finish, sweet, and freestone. This tree is self-fertile; a second variety is not needed for pollination.

Reliance was developed in 1964 in New Hampshire by E. M. Meader, who in the course of his career developed over 60 new varieties, including new types of pumpkin, watermelon, raspberry, and bean. He did not believe in royalties or patents, and is quoted as saying: "I was working for the taxpayer, and the results of my work belonged to them." Meader was awarded an honorary doctorate in 1978 by the University of New Hampshire.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Peach
Subcategory: Freestone, Cold-Hardy

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: New Hampshire
Introduced in: 1964
Introduced by: NHSAES; Dr. E. M. Meader

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 4 - 8
Chill hours: 0
Ripening date: Aug 13 (approximate, in New York State) + 5 days after Redhaven

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: Nemaguard Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Standard (100% Size)
Tree spacing (natural spread of tree): 35'
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

Reliance Peach on Nemaguard does not have any diseases or pests associated with it at this time.

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group:
Is it self-fertile? Y
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid
Rootstock size class: Standard (100% Size)

Pollination Partners

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