Can you identify this mislabeled peach?

I know I’ll probably have to wait until there is mature fruit on the tree in order to identify it, but thought I would try anyway.

It was supposed to be a nectarine but turned out to be a round white peach with white pulp. It has zero acid and tastes so perfumy and sweet, it’s almost nauseating.

It has very large pink flowers.

I will uploads pics when I have mature fruit later in the year.



The flowers and white flesh should be enough to Identify it. I don’t know

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I have one tree though it only produced a few peaches last year, about to bloom now. White peach, very sweet and fragrant, low acid.

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It could be. I haven’t had any fruit for several years due to severe leaf curl but after spraying thoroughly this winter, I hope to have it under control enough to get some fruit.

I looked at pics of Babcock and I don’t remember mine as having so reddish skin, but it does look similar.

Can you show me a pic when your blooms open?

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First Babcock flowers:

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You aren’t likely to get any help for an accurate ID with only a photo of flowers, but, to me, nauseatingly sweet suggests it may be a newer sub-acid variety like White Lady. What does it matter what it is if you don’t like the taste of the fruit?

White Lady does have the showy larger flowers as shown in your photos, as I recall. Some folks love it… I don’t. Here, in NY state, peaches don’t get sweet enough to work as sub-acid fruit to my palate.

It’s still great for peach cobbler or smoothies but eating fresh it’s overwhelming to me

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Are you growing it in Italy or Holland? In Italy it would get sweeter than here. I suppose peaches aren’t gown in Holland.

I’d have to say they’re not the same based on the flowers

Italy…my last name is Holland

Anyway, if it’s great in smoothies and cobbler because it is sweet AND aromatic I doubt it’s one of the U.S. bred low acid whites… they tend to be nothing but sugar.

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To identify a peach variety you need a list of characteristics:

flesh color: orange / red / white / yellow
type of flesh: clingstone, melting / freestone, melting / nonmelting / semiclingstone or semifreestone, melting
bloom time: ultra early / early / mid / late / very late
ripening date: days before or after a known variety (e.g., Elberta or Redhaven)
type of leaf gland: globose / none / reniform
type of bloom: double showy / nonshowy / showy


I will gather the info throughout the season. Thanks

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In my region, the spread of bloom time is far too narrow to put in these categories, they all bloom within about 3 days of each other.

Those of you farther south may experience a wider range as is the case with apples and probably other species- but 5 different recognizable categories? I’d be surprised if there are more than two. Apples are usually categorized as one of three- early, mid and late. Here they pretty much all overlap except an occasional very late bloomer, in my experience, but bloom time could certainly help identify a variety with apples. Not so much with peaches IME- that is in the northeast.

Can someone surprise me?

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I’m a novice but it seems to me these should be the fruit harvest periods, not flowering times (or do they correspond?)

My earliest fruiting nect and peach varieties probably do tend to flower just a little earlier than others, but here it could only be divided by two, I think. Early and normal. Shade has more influence than variety.

Time of ripening is certainly very useful for identification of all fruit types. Some apples look almost identical and it’s the only way I can sort it out sometimes.

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