The peaches I grow ripen in mid June here. I like them but they can get watered down in our spring rains. I have been looking for a late season peach that would ripen in mid to late august and be sweeter. A good friend of mine gave me a peach today from a local orchard. It has been very dry this year here. The peach was small and slightly wrinkled, very soft. The first bite… all I can say is peach candy, juicy but not overly, sweet to extreme, not like a date but darn close, strong flavor, I ate every bite and sucked the pit clean. I’m saving the seed on this one.
Reliance was like that this year. I’ve called it a sour peach in the past but not during this drought! @Olpea has also had small peaches like us that are very high quality. @fruitnut grows exceptionally high quality stone fruit by limiting water to his trees in West Texas. I can’t even imagine how good a West Texas peach would be!