I can’t find the history of this peach- does anyone know when it was introduced and where it came from? A quick search revealed nothing and Seedsavers has no info on it.
Thanks. I didn’t know it was that recent. A favorite of mine.
I used to live in Mountain Grove when I was younger and used to drive by the research center, wish I had stopped by. I didn’t realize it had been around that long.
I suspect Loring was named after the extinct town NW of Mountain Grove. That seemed to be the nomenclature for the MO experiment station for several other peaches they developed - Ozark, Osage, Topaz, Romance - all extinct towns or townships around Mountain Grove.
If you are interested, here is a centennial edition of the fruit experiment station. It was originally published in 1988, so I assume the station was created in 1888 (I see the first director named was listed in 1899.) It details the fruits the station developed.