I have about 70 peach/nect varieties. That sounds like a lot, but it’s still too much for me. I’d like to get rid of another 20 varieties, probably. Some varieties I just have one or two trees, like Honey Royale, or Galaxy. Those I’ll probably get rid of this summer, along with some others.
I went through a shotgun phase of trying everything, to realizing my climate/model works only with stuff which produces good, and tastes good. Still working on it, and haven’t figured it all out yet, by any means. But I am much more cautious of new varieties, as a commercial grower, who has to make some money off the trees planted.
Lately the only new peach I want to try is Tianna, for a particular window I need a good peach. Once again ACN is the only one who offers it. I am so sick of that nursery. Every year I order 25 trees or so, and every year they charge high prices and MAX shipping, because they always ship my small order in a box the size of a house. This year they charged me $100 in shipping for something like a $400 order. Tianna is the only new tree I want to try, but if they offer a few trees of that variety for retail at $30, I’m going for that.