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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: 'Early Augustprince' and 'Augustprince' Peaches

Authors
item Okie, William
item Layne, Desmond - CLEMSON UNIV

Submitted to: HortScience
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: April 25, 2008
Publication Date: July 21, 2008
Citation: Okie, W.R., Layne, D.R. 2008. 'Early Augustprince' and 'Augustprince' Peaches. HortScience. 43(5):1600-1602.

Interpretive Summary: Peach production in the southeastern United States is dependant on the availability of cultivars that are competitive in the market, as well as reliable producers in our highly variable climate. ‘Early Augustprince’, previously tested as BY96P2634, has been released to provide an attractive, very firm peach ripening with or just after ‘Cresthaven’ and ‘Sunprince’, that is well-adapted to the Southeastern climate. ‘Augustprince’, previously tested as BY96P2631, has being released to provide an attractive, very firm peach ripening with or just before ‘Jefferson’, that is also well-adapted to the Southeastern climate. These two cultivars have performed well in tests in South Carolina and Georgia and are suggested for grower trial wherever ‘Sunprince’ is grown.

Technical Abstract: ‘Early Augustprince’, previously tested as BY96P2634, has been released to provide an attractive, very firm peach ripening with or just after ‘Cresthaven’ and ‘Sunprince’, that is well-adapted to the Southeastern climate. ‘Augustprince’, previously tested as BY96P2631, has being released to provide an attractive, very firm peach ripening with or just before ‘Jefferson’, that is also well-adapted to the Southeastern climate. These two cultivars have performed well in tests in South Carolina and Georgia and are suggested for grower trial wherever ‘Sunprince’ is grown. ‘Early Augustprince’ and ‘Augustprince’ both resulted from a cross of ‘Sunprince’ × BY92P2710 made in 1995 at the Agricultural Research Service-United States Department of Agriculture (ARS-USDA) Southeastern Fruit and Tree Nut Research Lab in Byron, GA by W.R. Okie. ‘Sunprince’ is a 1982 release from ARS-USDA Byron noted for its large-sized, but insufficiently blushed fruit. BY92P2710 is a highly colored selection with excellent eating quality, which resulted from a cross of ‘Flameprince’ × BY87P943 made in 1991 at Byron. ‘Flameprince’ is another ARS-USDA Byron release with late-ripening fruit that is very firm and slow-softening. BY87P943 resulted from an open pollinated seed of ‘Blazeprince’ collected in 1986. ‘Blazeprince’, also a Byron cultivar, has very highly-colored round fruit with excellent eating quality.

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