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Desiree® Peach on Peach Seedling (Spring 2023)


A very early semi-freestone recently developed at Rutgers University. Also known as NJ 350.

This tree is of medium vigor and initial trials have shown that is has some resistance to bacterial spot. Desiree® is productive and produces few split pits. Early thinning is recommended for optimal fruit size. This peach is self-fertile, and a second variety is not required as a pollenizer.

Desiree® produces a fruit of excellent quality. It is 2.5-2.75 inches, with a medium red overcolor, flavorful, and very firm. The flesh is yellow, and it should be noted that it is semi-freestone rather than fully freestone. This is an excellent choice for a reliable, early-season peach.

This peach is a recent release from Rutgers, NJAES Breeding Program.

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This tree is of medium vigor and initial trials have shown that is has some resistance to bacterial spot. Desiree® is productive and produces few split pits. Early thinning is recommended for optimal fruit size. This peach is self-fertile, and a second variety is not required as a pollenizer.

Desiree® produces a fruit of excellent quality. It is 2.5-2.75 inches, with a medium red overcolor, flavorful, and very firm. The flesh is yellow, and it should be noted that it is semi-freestone rather than fully freestone. This is an excellent choice for a reliable, early-season peach.

This peach is a recent release from Rutgers, NJAES Breeding Program.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Peach
Subcategory: Freestone

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: Garnet Beauty x Sentry
Origin: New Jersey
Introduced in: 2006
Introduced by: Rutgers University, NJAES Breeding Program

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 5 - 8
Chill hours: 850
Ripening date: Jul 16 (approximate, in New York State) 23 days before Redhaven

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: Peach Seedling Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Standard (100% Size)
Tree spacing: See details
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: Diploid
Rootstock size class: Standard (100% Size)

Pollination Partners

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