Loring peach history

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.

Heres what Okie has on it:

Halehaven was a common breeding peach; never heard of Frank though.


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.

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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.


Thanks olpea

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