I picked bunch of peaches and nectarines today. This is mid-early season here with late early being Redhaven time in about 9 days. My first peaches were Rich May which, in spite of way too much preceding rain, were pretty good for an early season peach- a little low on sugar but highly flavored. Desiree followed and was about as good with Harrow Diamond maybe a bit more bland (less morning sun spot).
However, nothing I tasted excited me until about mid-harvest for my Silver Gem nectarines. Tough year for nects with rain creating cracks and uneven ripening that makes a certain amount of brown rot unstoppable. I don't care.
I'm almost done harvesting my Carene and SG nects and they are so much better than any peach I grow at this point of the season. I sampled the biggest Gold Dust on my tree, dead ripe at time of picking. Also a softening Glenglo. Both had a brix reading of 8-9 (Messina and Flavor May got higher). A ripe SG hit 15 and my palate makes a similar reading. Twice as good! No... incomparably better- an experience only a grower and friends family are likely to enjoy, unless you have a really good farmer's market nearby with a specialist grower of stone fruit. But the title of this forum is "Growing Fruit" not "Tasting Other People's Fruit".
Take my advice, east coast peach growers, purchase some Indar (share a bottle) and grow some nectarines.