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Click to EnlargeKlondike White
2008 Musser Fruit Research Farm

Season Blake Season
Range July 13th - August 3rd
Additional Years 2006 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017
Sequence 0
Flesh White
Chill Hours 700
Bloom Date
Ripe Date July 24th



Little brown rot, tips, suture bulge, good sweet taste


Plant patent #10872 (Apr. 27, 1999) of Zaiger Genetics, Modesto, CA. A new and distinct variety of peach which has the following unique combination of desirable features that are outstanding in a new variety. The following features of the tree and its fruit are characterized with the tree budded on nemaguard rootstock, grown on Hanford sandy loam soil with Storie Index rating 95, in USDA hardiness zone 9, near Modesto, Calif., and with standard commercial cultural fruit growing practices, such as, pruning, thinning, spraying, irrigation, fertilization, etc.: 1. Heavy and regular production of large size fruit. 2. Fruit with a mild, sweet, sub-acid flavor and excellent eating quality. 3. Fruit with firm white flesh, good handling and shipping quality. 4. Relatively uniform large-sized fruit throughout the tree. 5. Fruit with a high degree of attractive red skin color. 6. The fruit holding firm on the tree 7 to 10 days after maturity (shipping ripe). The fruit is further characterized by having a mild, sweet, sub-acid taste with excellent flavor and eating quality, having a high degree of attractive red skin color and, in comparison to the Giant Babcock Peach (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 1,353), the new variety has firmer flesh with greater shipping quality and is approximately 2 weeks. The present new and distinct variety of peach tree was developed by us in our experimental orchard located near Modesto, Calif. as a first generation cross between a selected seedling (field identification number 37G890) and May Crest Peach (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 4,064). The female parent (37G890) originated from a cross of Ruby Gold Nectarine (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 3,101) with a white peach of unknown parentage. A large number of these first generation seedlings growing on their own root were planted and maintained under close observation, during which time one such seedling evidenced desirable tree and fruit characteristics was selected for asexual propagation and commercialization.


  • Evaluations are based on a 1-8 scale (6=OK,7=Commercially acceptable, 8=Excellent)
  • Size is in inches
  • Shape: round is assumed, T=tip, P=point, S=suture, OB=oblate, OV=ovate
  • Pubescence: 10=nectarine
  • Blush: presented as percentage of ground color cover with red or similar
  • Freeness: 3=early cling, 8=completely free
  • Status: 0=discard, 1=keep
  • Notes: SOS=soft on suture, SOT=soft on tip, RIF=red in flesh, GAS=green around stem
  • RAP=red around pit, GGC=green ground color, sz=size, wh=white, yt=young tree, CCT=concave tip
  • Bloom date is when approx. 90% of blooms are open (full bloom)

The description of each variety of peach or nectarine fruit under each group is in different formats as this information is collected from varied sources and hence is not consistent


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