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2008 Musser Fruit Research Farm

Season Blake Season
Range July 13th - August 3rd
Additional Years 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2020
Sequence 0
Flesh Yellow
Chill Hours 850
Bloom Date
Ripe Date July 24th



Great taste, nice peach


The Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, announces the release of Julyprince peach. Julyprince, previously tested as BY93P3427, is being released to provide an attractive, very firm peach ripening slightly after Redglobe, that is well-adapted to the Southeastern climate. It has performed well in South Carolina and Georgia and is suggested for trial wherever Redglobe is grown. Julyprince resulted from a cross of L 75-A50-20 x BY89P2787. BY87P2787 is an open-pollinated seedling of BY86P48, which was a seedling of L72-4-20 x 7-28. L75-A50-20 (=??) and L72-4-20 (=Harvester op) were selections from Louisiana State University at Calhoun. Selection 7-28 (=Koyohakuto x Okubo) was a low-acid, "stony hard" peach from Dr. Masao Yoshida in Japan. The original seedling tree of BY93P3427 was planted at the Southeastern Fruit and Tree Nut Research Lab at Byron, GA in 1993 and selected by W.R. Okie when it first fruited in 1995. Julyprince ripens in early -mid July at Byron, about 3-10 days after Redglobe. The fruit is large, 7-8 centimeters (3 inch) in diameter when adequately thinned, and usually very round. Fruit is very firm and softens slowly on the tree, allowing it to be picked over a longer period than most other varieties. At Byron, fruit develops a yellow ground color early, but can be left firm on the tree another 10 days to increase size and red color. At maturity, the surface is 70-80 percent bright red with an attractive yellow ground color and little pubescence. The flesh is yellow with some red in the pit cavity, especially if allowed to hang on the tree for an extended period. The freestone fruit develops melting texture and good flavor as it ripens. Compared to Scarletprince it is slightly later, larger, and slightly less red. Trees of Julyprince are vigorous and productive. Leaf glands are reniform. Trees appear to be at least moderately resistant to bacterial spot disease, similar to Redglobe. Blossoms have large, showy pink petals and are self-fertile. Trees bloom with Redglobe, requiring about 850 hours of chilling below 7 ° C (45 F) to break the bud rest period in climates similar to Byron. Trees have not been tested in northern climates, but the original seedling was one of the few peaches to crop well at Byron after the devastating freeze of 1996. No virus symptoms have been observed on Julyprince trees at Byron.


  • 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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