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Sugar May Peach on Guardian® (Spring 2022)


Sugar May is an early, sweet, white-fleshed peach.

This is a vigorous, upright tree that has some susceptibility to to bacterial spot, but no other known disease issues. It produces large, showy flowers in spring, followed by one of the earliest white peaches available.

Sugar May is a large, white-fleshed peach with a beautiful deep red, low-fuzz skin. The flesh is firm, juicy, and sweetly aromatic with low acid. It is not as good as the later white peaches such as Eden or Sugar Giant, but it is 10 days before Redhaven, and it's the best white peach that you have had in 10 months! Make sure to thin this peach or you will get a beautiful crop of small peaches.

Sugar May was patented by Zaiger Genetics in 1991. Propagated from a cross of two breeding selections, its parentage includes O'Henry, Giant Babcock, Redwing, and an unknown nectarine.

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This is a vigorous, upright tree that has some susceptibility to to bacterial spot, but no other known disease issues. It produces large, showy flowers in spring, followed by one of the earliest white peaches available.

Sugar May is a large, white-fleshed peach with a beautiful deep red, low-fuzz skin. The flesh is firm, juicy, and sweetly aromatic with low acid. It is not as good as the later white peaches such as Eden or Sugar Giant, but it is 10 days before Redhaven, and it's the best white peach that you have had in 10 months! Make sure to thin this peach or you will get a beautiful crop of small peaches.

Sugar May was patented by Zaiger Genetics in 1991. Propagated from a cross of two breeding selections, its parentage includes O'Henry, Giant Babcock, Redwing, and an unknown nectarine.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Peach
Subcategory: Clingstone, White

Fruit Uses & Storage

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

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: red
Flesh color: white

Fruit Origins

Parentage: 29G560 (O'Henry x Giant Babcock) x 54G262 (Redwing x unknown nectarine)
Origin: Modesta, CA
Introduced in: 1991
Introduced by: Zaiger Genetics

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 5 - 9
Chill hours: 700
Ripening date: Jul 29 (approximate, in New York State) 10 days before Redhaven

Tree Height & Spacing

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

Diseases & Pests

Bacterial Spot: Susceptible

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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