Tagged: Heritage peach tree
- June 2 at 9:15 pm #23372
My grandma (long deceased) had a peach tree in her yard and the peaches got no bigger than a golf ball when ripe. They never turned orange, red or any color but stayed green. The flesh was a whitish color. I can’t find any info on this old time peach. I have a tree from her yard in my yard but have never seen another one like it. I would like any info you could provide. I am gonna try to save seeds this year and hopefully continue to grow my grandma’s peach tree.June 2 at 9:25 pm #23373
Two peach varieties that have somewhat green skins at harvest are Belle of Georgia (light green skin with red blush) and Arctic Supreme White Peach (pale green background with pink blush). You may have to do some detective work to find out what variety your grandmother’s tree is if it’s not one of the two mentioned here. Contact a heritage fruit growers group in your area or contact the nearby Extension Service or a nearby agriculture college; they will have some historical records for orchards and varieties grown in your area; from these records you may learn the variety–which may not be in commercial cultivation today. Check to see if the tree is grafted–that will tell you that it is of relatively recent derivation; if it is not grafted, it could be a wild peach variety.