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China Pearl Peach on Guardian® (Spring 2022)


A cold-hardy, disease-resistant, large white peach.

China Pearl grows on a very vigorous tree that has good resistance to bacterial spot. It is late blooming, and both the blossoms and young fruit have a high resistance to cold damage. This has a semi-upright habit and willowy branches. Growers should note the long chill hours requirement. This variety is self-fertile and a second variety is not required as a pollenizer.

The bloom is a showy and attractive display of red-purple flowers with high fruit set. The peaches are large with an attractive smooth red skin and white, low-acid flesh. This is a great late-season peach for those who like sweeter, less tangy fruit.

China Pearl was developed at the Sandhills Research Station by NCSU. It is a cross of Contender with a non-commercial plant introduction from China. It was selected in 1991. 

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China Pearl grows on a very vigorous tree that has good resistance to bacterial spot. It is late blooming, and both the blossoms and young fruit have a high resistance to cold damage. This has a semi-upright habit and willowy branches. Growers should note the long chill hours requirement. This variety is self-fertile and a second variety is not required as a pollenizer.

The bloom is a showy and attractive display of red-purple flowers with high fruit set. The peaches are large with an attractive smooth red skin and white, low-acid flesh. This is a great late-season peach for those who like sweeter, less tangy fruit.

China Pearl was developed at the Sandhills Research Station by NCSU. It is a cross of Contender with a non-commercial plant introduction from China. It was selected in 1991. 


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Peach
Subcategory: Cold-Hardy, Disease-Resistant, White

Fruit Uses & Storage

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

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: red
Flesh color: white

Fruit Origins

Parentage: Contender x PI 134401
Origin: Sandhills Research Station, Jackson Springs, NC
Introduced in: 1998
Introduced by: NC State University

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 4 - 8
Chill hours: 1100
Ripening date: Sep 05 (approximate, in New York State) +28 days after Redhaven

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: Guardian® Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Semi-Dwarf (40% of Standard)
Tree spacing (natural spread of tree): 12'
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

Bacterial Spot: Resistant

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group:
Is it self-fertile? Y
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Triploid
Rootstock size class: Semi-Dwarf (40% of Standard)

Pollination Partners

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