Eva's Pride

My yearly Eva’s Pride bloom pic! :smiley :smiley:

Again …low chill peeps…This is an excellent producer even with less than 100 hours of chill!

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Looks like my plum trees right now. But, I’m in zone 7, and they shouldn’t start blooming for another month or more. Coming freeze will surely kill the open flowers :frowning: . It’s just been way too warm this winter.

How’s the flavor of that peach?

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I love this peach…perfect balance of sweet tang! Brix measures around 15-18 on most fruits. Skin peels off by hand and make sure you bend your elbows out when taking a bite or you’ll be covered in juice…slurp! I am not a fan of the pure sweet sub-acid types though so I may be bias. :heart:

Fingers your blooms survive! Hopefully the weather will not be as bad as they forecast!

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Puggy I am in awe of the order in your farm. You all do an excellent job. It is all so well done! Great job!

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My Desert Delight nectarine (another Zaiger 100-200 chill hour introduction) is in a similar state. First bloom opened 2/1. The last leaf fell off on 1/31. I’ve come to the conclusion that low-chill = early, both in blossom and fruit maturity, with peaches.

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Nice! I love it when peaches have the big showy blooms. Nice shape too. Good job!

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Looks like my ‘Desert Delight’ nectarine. Past full bloom now, and hoping for some good set this season. It is always my first to break bud. My ‘Eva’s Pride’ out front is also in bloom, but not nearly as lovely as yours. And mrsg47, wait until you see her chicken coop. To. Die. For. The cadillac of chicken coops! Her citrus trees that line it LOVE all that built in “fertilizer”!! :hearts:

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York trees look to be perfectly pruned. My earliest nectarine Smooth Zest One is already at shuck split. It started flowering in late January. Earliest I’ve ever seen. I couldn’t grow them without a greenhouse.

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Beautiful! When do you get fruit and what sort of heat do you get? I have fairly low chill, but not that much heat…though my neighbor’s peach tree, when it produces, is pretty good.

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Fruit is typically mid/late May into maybe this first week of June or so. Sometimes it can get into the 100’s in April, May and June but probably averages in the 80’s and is most often dry. Late peaches are sweeter, I hear anyways…have not been successful with a late peach…yet! Fairtime and Trazee are in the yard now so we will see.

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Thank you mrsg!

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Jennifer, be sure to report back on both Fairtime and Trazee. Both have fairly high CH requirements, and I’d be interested in whether or not you get good set. They both sound really nice.

Patty S.

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beautiful tree :slight_smile:

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Will do Patty. I hope they fruit, I do not get any peaches after mid July… those that know me knoooow this kills soul!

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Peach Porn! lol

Eva’s peaches are coloring up beautifully! Just a couple more weeks.

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