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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Notice to fruit growers and nurserymen of the release of early augustprince peach

Author
item Okie, William

Submitted to: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Cultivar Release
Publication Type: Germplasm Release
Publication Acceptance Date: October 17, 2006
Publication Date: October 17, 2006
Citation: Okie, W.R. 2006. Notice to fruit growers and nurserymen of the release of early augustprince peach. USDA, Agricultural Resesarch Service, Cultivar Release.

Interpretive Summary: The Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, announces the release of Early Augustprince peach. Early Augustprince, previously tested as BY96P2634, is being released to provide an attractive, very firm peach ripening with or just before Cresthaven and Sunprince mid-late July. This peach is well-adapted to the Southeastern climate; it has performed well in South Carolina and Georgia and is suggested for trial wherever Sunprince is grown. It requires about 800-850 hours of chilling below 45F, similar to Redglobe.

Technical Abstract: The Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, announces the release of Early Augustprince peach. Early Augustprince, previously tested as BY96P2634, is being released to provide an attractive, very firm peach ripening with or just before Cresthaven and Sunprince, that is well-adapted to the Southeastern climate. It has performed well in South Carolina and Georgia and is suggested for trial wherever Sunprince is grown. Early Augustprince resulted from cross of Sunprince × BY92P2710. BY92P2710 resulted from a cross of Flameprince × BY87P943 (=Blazeprince open pollinated). Early Augustprince ripens in mid-late July at Byron, about with Sunprince, although in certain years it has ranged a week earlier or later. Most years it ripens 3-7 days before its sibling, Augustprince. The fruit is large, 7-8 centimeters (2.75-3.0 inch) in diameter when adequately thinned, and usually very round. Fruit is larger, firmer and redder than Jefferson. 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 flesh if allowed to mature on the tree. The freestone fruit is firm with excellent melting texture and very good flavor.

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