Late season Peaches


#121

Jolene,
That cake looked big enough for your family. We have made 4 upside down peach cakes so far for various occasions. They were all well received including at my office today.

I may have let the peaches hung too long on the tree. They don’t last more than 2-3 days on the counter. This last picking, I have kept the best (unblemished) ones in the fridge. Hopefully, they will last a little longer. We plan to make another cake for this Sunday party at a friend’s house. Thanks again, Jolene, for sharing the recipe.


#122

The cake is impressive, but the penny whistle, mindblowing. My son is very clever pushing buttons on a keyboard.


#123

In the 3 days since this post, I had another damaged one drop (21 brix) and today picked the last one.

While fully ripe, it wasn’t overripe. It couldn’t match the 23 brix from the damaged one, but 17-19 brix is still plenty for me. The texture is firm, without excessive juice. Perfect to me, though I think my wife would have preferred it a bit juicier: “It’s good- sweet, but not very juicy…” was her comment. I only gave her a bit anyway- most of it was eaten by me and my older daughter who also liked it.

So, while I am thrilled with Carnival, it looks like I need to find a later one to really stretch the season. It didn’t make it all the way until October. There is only 1 Heath Cling left on the tree as well, though some of the early drops were insect related. 7 of the next 10 days are forecast in the 70’s, so there is still plenty of season left for fruit to ripen (at least in some years).


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#124

Very nice, Bob, to have peaches from your own tree into Oct. Your Carnival looked so clean internally.

Many of my late picked AS rotted internally with no obvious cause, unfortunately.


#125

I think when White Heath is more mature and less infested it should bare for you into Oct. I’ve still got peaches in my tree, but the seasons split pit problem and the Feb deep freeze affected my crop a great deal and there are only a few peaches left on my tree. I expect most seasons it will perform much better. Only a few varieties were affected by that freeze, but the Messina right next to it also produced a light crop as well as the Indian Free nearby, although the Messina set well enough. More a matter of not needing to thin it. Location may have made the three more vulnerable- the flower buds must have been more swollen than other varieties in mid-Feb.


#126

Nice forum - new to this. I am in northern CA, zone 9b (Sunset 14). A vote for Fairtime peach. My tree is four years old, in rather poor soil, and has grown very well and produced a good amount of fruit for two seasons now. This year the fruit were very large. The flesh is smooth, firm, lacking fibers, sweet and pleasant with a hint of astringency, very juicy. I also have August Pride, which is earlier and very similar in flavor/texture, however that tree hasn’t thrived too well.


#127

When does the Fairtime ripen?


#128

Just a couple of weeks ago. Early to mid-September.


#129

I said I would report on my late peaches. I picked the last few Halloween peaches on Monday. They stay very firm and hold a long time on the tree. I probably can keep them in good shape in the frig until Halloween, but October 16th isn’t bad for peach harvest. They are not that juicy but have a very good sweet peach flavor. Thumbs up!


#130

@zeamaizing

Zea,

In your zone 10b the “late” peach is almost a very “early” peach. :slight_smile:

When do your peaches start to bloom again?

Mike


#131

We are in zone 9b, not 10. Peaches will bloom in late February or early March.


#132

My squirrels would finish off that tree in half an hour.


#133

I planted a Flaming Fury " Fat Lady" peach this year. It ripens 41 days after my Redhaven peaches. The description sounded good plus I wanted a peach that was late in the season- for here 5B. I was afraid to get one much later than that. The weather hear gets kind of wonky at times.


#134

-2016-

Apple: 3/11 Dormant
Apple: 3/11 Silver Tip
Apple: 3/25 Half Inch Green
Apple: 4/9 Tight Cluster
Apple: 4/9 Pink
Apple: 4/17 – 4/19 Bloom
Autumn Olive: 4/19 Tight Cluster
Autumn Olive: 4/21 Bloom
Black Currant: 4/26 Bloom
Blackberry: 4/26 Bloom
Bradford Pear: 3/25 Bloom
Cherry: 3/8 - 3/11 Swollen Bud
Cherry: 3/25 Bud Burst
Cherry: 4/3 Tight Cluster
Cherry: 4/9 Bloom
Crabaple: 4/17 – 4/19 Bloom
Crabapple: 4/26 Petal Fall
Elderberry: 4/17 Tight Cluster
Elderberry: 4/26 White Bud
Elderberry: 5/18 Bloom
Grape: 4/19 Bud Break – 2” Shoots
Jostaberry: 4/19 Bloom
Jostaberry: 4/26 Petal Fall
Jostaberry: 6/22 Fruit Color
Nanking: 3/25 Bloom
Pawpaw: 3/25 - 4/3 Dormant
Pawpaw: 4/17 – 4/19 Half Inch Green
Pawpaw: 4/26 2” Leaf
Peach: 3/5 - 3/8 Swollen Bud
Peach: 3/16 Half Inch Green
Peach: 3/16 Pink
Peach: 3/22 – 3/25 – 4/9 Bloom
Peach: 4/26 Shuck Split
Pear: 3/8 Dormant
Pear: 3/8 Swollen Bud
Pear: 3/25 Green Cluster
Pear: 3/25 - 4/3 White Bud
Pear: 4/3 - 4/9 Bloom
Pear: 4/17 Petal Fall
Plum: 3/25 Bloom
Viking: 4/17 Tight Cluster
Viking: 4/26 Bloom
White Currant: 4/26 Petal Fall – Fruit Set

-2017-

Apple: 4/10 Pink
Apple: 4/10 Bloom
Autumn Olive: 2/24 Half Inch Green
Elderberry: 2/24 Half Inch Green
Nanking: 2/24 Swollen Bud
Pawpaw: 2/24 Dormant
Pear: 2/24 Between Dormant & Swollen Bud
Pear: 4/8 Bloom
Pear: 4/8 Petal Fall
Pear: 4/14 Fruit Set
Peach: 4/10 Between Petal Fall & Shuck Split
Quince: 4/15 Bloom

-2018-

Apple: 4/29 Pink
Apple: 5/1 - 5/3 Bloom
Black Currant: 5/1 Bloom
Blackberry: 5/3 Tight Cluster
Blackberry: 5/14 Bloom - Petal Fall
Cherry: 4/24 - 4/26 - 5/1 Bloom
Crabapple: 5/1 Bloom
Grape: 5/3 2” Shoots
Grape: 5/3 4” Shoots
Grape: 5/14 10” Shoots
Pawpaw: 2/9 Dormant
Pear: 4/16 - 4/24 Tight Cluster
Pear: 4/24 Bloom
Pear: 5/3 Petal Fall
Pear: 5/5 Fruit Set
Pear: 5/30 Nickel Sized Fruit
Peach: 4/11 Pink
Peach: 4/13 - 4/16 Bloom
Peach: 5/3 Shuck Split
Plum: 4/11 White
Plum: 4/13 - 4/16 Bloom
Plumcot: 4/11 Bloom
Plumcot: 5/3 Fruit Set
White Currant: 5/1 Bloom
White Currant: 6/15 Harvest

Bloom 2018

2015-A046 Grafted To 6462 Apple On 2015-04-15 Winesap Apple
4/29 Pink Appears
5/1 Pink Shoot

2015-A047 Grafted To 6462 Apple On 2015-04-15 Winesap Apple
4/29 Pink Appears
5/1 Pink Shoot

2015-A059 Grafted To 6462 Apple On 2015-04-16 Esopus Spitzenburg Apple
4/29 Pink Shoot
5/1 Bloom

2017-A398 Grafted To 6462 Apple On 2017-06-18 Aunt Rachel Apple
4/29 Pink Shoot

2016-H16 Grafted To 6431 Belle Of Georgia Peach On 2016-05-11 Red Globe Peach
4/13 Pink Appears / Shoot Stage
4/17 Bloom

2015-P040 Grafted To 6469 Bradford Pear On 2015-04-10 Seckel Pear
4/24 White Appears
4/26 Bloom
4/29 Bloom

2015-P042 Grafted To 6469 Bradford Pear On 2015-04-10 Duchesse D’angouleme Bronzee Pear
4/24 White Appears
4/26 Bloom
4/29 Bloom
5/1 Petal Fall

2015-P043 Grafted To 6469 Bradford Pear On 2015-04-10 Douglas Pear
4/24 Bloom
4/26 Bloom
4/29 Bloom
5/1 Bloom / Petal Fall

2015-P044 Grafted To 6469 Bradford Pear On 2015-04-10 Packham’s Triumph Pear
4/24 White Shoot
4/26 White Shoot
4/29 Bloom

2015-P051 Grafted To 6469 Bradford Pear On 2015-04-11 Ayers Pear
4/24 White Shoot
4/26 Bloom
4/29 Bloom

2015 Pear A Grafted To 6469 Bradford Pear Unknown Pear
4/24 Bloom
4/26 Bloom
4/29 Bloom

2015 Pear B Grafted To 6469 Bradford Pear Unknown Pear
4/24 Tight Clusters
4/26 Tight Clusters
4/29 White Shoot / Bloom
5/1 Bloom

2015 Pear D Grafted To 6469 Bradford Pear Unknown Pear
4/24 White Shoot
4/26 Bloom
4/29 Bloom

2017-P028 Grafted To Bartlett Pear On 2017-03-19 White Doyenne Pear
4/29 Bloom
5/1 Bloom

2017-P045 Grafted To Bartlett Pear On 2017-03-19 Orcas Pear
4/29 White Shoot
5/1 Bloom

2017-P059 Grafted To Bartlett Pear On 2017-04-01 20th Century Pear
4/29 White Shoot

2017-P154 Grafted On 2017-04-13 Housi Pear
4/24 White Shoot
4/29 Bloom

2017-P155 Grafted To 6469 Bradford Pear On 2017-04-13 Housi Pear
4/24 Tight Clusters
4/26 Bloom
4/29 Bloom
5/1 Bloom

2017-P158 Grafted To 6469 Bradford Pear On 2017-04-13 Starking Delicious Pear
4/24 Bloom
4/26 Bloom
4/29 Bloom
5/1 Bloom / Petal Fall

2017-P171 Grafted On 2017-05-13 Harrow Sweet
4/24 Tight Clusters
4/29 Bloom

2017-P180 Grafted To 6469 Bradford Pear On 2017-05-13 Harrow Sweet
4/26 White Shoot
4/29 Bloom

3609 Blushing Star Peach
4/11 Pink Appears / Shoot Stage
4/13 Pink Appears / Shoot Stage
4/17 Bloom

3619 Bartlett Pear
4/29 Bloom

6400 Red Chief Nectarine
4/11 Pink Appears / Shoot Stage
4/13 Bloom

6402 Nanking Cherry
4/11 Pink Appears / Shoot Stage / Bloom / Full Bloom

6412 Stella Cherry
4/24 Bloom
5/1 Petal Drop / Bloom

6422 Olympic Giant Pear
4/24 Bloom

6425 Olympic Giant Pear
4/24 Bloom

6482 Drippin’ Honey Pear
4/24 White Shoot
5/1 Bloom

6428 Surecrop Nectarine
4/11 Pink Appears / Shoot Stage
4/13 Bloom

6431 Belle Of Georgia Peach
4/11 Pink Appears / Shoot Stage
4/13 Pink Appears / Shoot Stage
4/16 Pink Appears / Shoot Stage / Bloom

6433 Unknown Plum / Possibly Santa Rosa Plum
4/11 Pink Appears / Shoot Stage / Bloom
4/17 Bloom / Petal Drop

6448 Red Gold Nectarine
4/11 Pink Appears / Shoot Stage
4/13 Pink Appears / Shoot Stage
4/17 Bloom

6451 Cary Mac Peach
4/11 Pink Appears / Shoot Stage
4/13 Bloom

6452 Belle Of Georgia Peach
4/11 Pink Appears / Shoot Stage
4/16 Pink Appears / Shoot Stage / Bloom

6439 Gala Apple
4/29 Pink Appears / Shoot Stage
5/1 Bloom / Pink Appears / Shoot Stage

6460 Goldrush Apple
4/29 Pink Appears / Tight Clusters
5/1 Pink Appears

6461 Belle Of Georgia Peach
4/16 Pink Appears / Shoot Stage / Bloom

6462 Old Apple Tree
5/1 Pink Appears / Shoot Stage

6463 Spring Satin Plumcot
4/11 Pink Appears / Shoot Stage / Bloom
4/13 Bloom

6464 White River Peach
4/11 Pink Appears / Shoot Stage

6468 Red Globe Peach
4/11 Pink Appears / Shoot Stage
4/13 Bloom

6470 Bartlett Pear
4/24 White Shoot
4/27 Bloom

6471 Stanley Plum
4/26 Bloom

6485 Nanking Cherry
4/11 Pink Appears / Shoot Stage / Bloom / Full Bloom

6486 Crandall Black Currant
5/1 Bloom

White Imperial Currant
5/1 Bloom

6438 White Imperial Currant
5/1 Bloom

6491 Honey Pearls Nectacot
4/11 Pink Appears / Shoot Stage
4/13 Bloom
4/17 Petal Drop

6492 Romeo Cherry
4/24 White Appears
5/1 Bloom

6493 Juliet Cherry
4/24 White Shoot
4/26 Bloom
5/1 Bloom

6495 Ruby Sweet Plum
4/11 Pink Appears / Shoot Stage
4/13 Bloom

6499 Apple
4/29 Pink Appears / Shoot Stage
5/1 Shoot Stage

Prairie Fire Crabapple
5/1 Shoots / Bloom


#135

Bob,
Just found out that the Freckle Face nectarine I just bought is on Nemaguard!!!
I rwad up thread that it is somewhat tender for harsh winter. How are your peaches on nemaguard done so far.

Bob, @Olpea, et al,
Should I keep this tree in pot or plant in ground? Our New England weather can be quite harsh. My area is back and forth between zone 6a and 5b.


#136

Tippy,

I haven’t ever had any peaches on Nemaguard. I have read Nemagard can be quite tender, so I might keep it protected in the Northeast, but that advice just comes from reading.


#137

I am inclined to keep it in pot since I read about its tenderness, too.


#138

My weather is not as harsh but I bought a peach on nemaguard by mistake. I took the advice in another thread, planted the graft union 2 inches below the ground and put about 8 inches of mulched leaves around the base during the winter.


#139

How your tree is doing this spring? It is true that your are at least a zone warmer, too.


#140

No issues so far for me. I meant to mulch it, but our coldest weather had passed before I remembered to add a few pine needles around the rootstock. So, White Heath Cling has survived it’s second winter (entering its 3rd year in the ground) without apparent issues. And the new Pumpkin Spice also seems to be leafing out (and even a few flowers) after fall planting and it’s first winter in the ground. As Alan pointed out a single example (or even 3 winter-trees survived) isn’t conclusive evidence. I’d like to hear other’s experiences, but it looks like anyone who paid enough attention to know what their rootstock is also was wise enough to not get nemagaurd in cold areas. :slight_smile:

But I’m not sure how much colder your winters are. I don’t even really know how cold it got here, as the new outdoor thermometer gave me a crazy reading (-18F), while Weather.com gave a low of -6F, on Jan 7th. That capped the coldest week of the year, with a -2F and several days with single digit lows. Other than that one week, it never got under 10F all winter.

It’s also possible that the bigger issue than the absolute low could be fluctuating temperatures and it being slow to harden off. That would go a long way toward explaining places like Virginia, Georgia and Oklahoma (IIRC) finding it too tender.

But, I think Spuddaddy has a good idea- plant it a bit deeper and let the cultivar itself root out.