Submitted to: HortScience
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: March 31, 2005
Publication Date: June 1, 2005
Citation: Clark, J.R., Moore, J.N., Perkins Veazie, P.M. 2005. 'White Rock' and 'White County' fresh-market peaches [abstract]. HortScience. 40(3):891.
'White Rock' and 'White County' fresh market peaches (Prunus
persica (L.) Batsch) were released in 2004 by the University of Arkansas Agricultural Experiment.Station. These cultivars join 'White River' as recent products of the peach breeding program which is based at the University of Arkansas Fruit Substation, Clarksville. Both cultivars are sub- or low-acid types and have white flesh. 'White Rock' ripens at on average 25 June, and is very firm at maturity. Average fruit weight was 142 g with 12% soluble solids and light white peach flavor. 'White County' ripens on average 14 July. It is large fruited with average weight of 258 g and maintains firmness until full maturity. The fruits are freestone with an excellent white peach flavor. Both cultivars show good bacterial spot resistance although occasional lesions are seen on leaves. These new cultivars offer additional white peach cultivar choices for the mid-South and other areas of similar climate.