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May Princess

USPP  18771

Yellow Flesh Clingstone Peach

Ripens:  -82, With May Fire Nectarine

 

Skin Colour:  Dark red tiger striped into a red-orange background. Chilling Hours:  Very low chill ~ 375 hours.
Shape:  Round and Very Flat Bloom Date:  14 days before Rose Diamond.
Size:  Okay for an early peach -69mm in the breeding grounds on its own root. Bloom Density:  Heavy
Texture:  Very firm and non-melting. Blossom Type:  Showy
Eating Quality:  Good peach flavor. Cropping:  Heavy

Notes:  May Princess is a 2009 release that has looked very good in commercial orchards in California.  The ripening date is slightly before Super Rich, as it is low chill, good cropping, good size for an early peach (67 - 76mm) commercially, mostly red in colour, clean, very firm and non-melting in texture with NO SOFT TIPS.  The shape is round and very flat, and the flavour is good.  The variety was girdled in 2009 with no adverse effects.