Peaches & Nectarines
Carnival Peach: Very late season yellow freestone. Large red-skinned fruit ripens late September/early October in Central CA. Vigorous, productive tree. Estimated chilling requirement 500 hours or less. Self-fruitful.
Donut White Peach: Unique white-fleshed fruit with a sunken center (shaped like a doughnut). Sweet, with a mild flavor described by some as almond-like. Ripens late June/early July in Central CA. Estimated chilling requirement 200-300 hours. Self-fruitful.
Earlitreat Peach: Delicious, very early season low-chill peach; flavor and sweetness comparable to midseason varieties. Highly recommended for home orchards. Medium-sized, attractive red over yellow skin, yellow flesh. Very nice acid/sugar balance. Early May in Central CA.. 500 hours or less. Self-fruitful.
Elberta Peach: Famous yellow freestone. Classic, rich peach flavor: high scoring in taste tests. Use fresh, canned or cooked. Ripe late July/early August in Central CA, up to 3-4 weeks later in colder climates. 600 hours. Self-fruitful.
Fairtime: Fine fruit for the very late season. Very large yellow freestone with excellent flavor. Mid-September in Central CA. Early bloom. 400-500 hours. Self-fruitful.
Indian Free White Peach: All-time highest rated peach at Dave Wilson fruit tastings. Large freestone, firm crimson and cream flesh. Tart til ripe, then highly aromatic with rich, distinct flavor. Highly resistant to peach leaf curl. Late season. 700 hours. Another peach needed to pollenize.
July (Kim) Elberta Peach: Reliable heavy crops. Juicy, sweet, very flavorful yellow freestone fruit for canning, freezing, or fresh use. 400-500 hours. Self-fruitful.
O'Henry Peach: Popular fresh market yellow freestone and an excellent choice for home planting. Large, firm, full red skin, superb flavor. Ripens early to mid-August in Central CA. Good for freezing. Strong, vigorous, heavy bearing tree. 750 hours. Self-fruitful.
Snow Beauty White Peach: One of the all-time highest-scoring varieties in blind fruit tastings at Dave Wilson. Low acid, high sugar, tantalizing flavor. Large, very firm, attractive red skin. Early to mid-July in Central CA. Estimated chilling requirement 750-850 hours. Self-fruitful.
Strawberry Free White Peach: Long-time favorite white freestone peach for CA. Very sweet, aromatic, juicy, with superb, delicate flavor. Early to mid-July in Central CA. Highly recommended for home orchards. 400-500 hours. Self-fruitful
Suncrest Peach: Large, very firm, fine-flavored, yellow freestone. Bright red skin over yellow. Harvest late July in Central CA. Frost hardy blossoms, consistent producer. Originated in Fresno, CA. Introduced in 1959. 500 hours. Self-fruitful.
Zee Glo Nectarine: Delicious late summer fruit with classic, zesty, nectarine flavor. Superb balance of acid and sugar. Attractive, dark red skin. Harvest about two weeks after Fantasia, mid to late August in Central CA. Showy pink blossoms in spring. 600-700 hours. Self-fruitful.
Arctic Blaze Nectarines: Taste test winner. One of the best of the low acid white nectarines: rich flavor and firm texture in early season, very sweet when soft ripe. Large size, red and creamy white skin. Harvest mid to late-August; 700-800 hours. Self-fruitful.
Arctic Jay White Nectarines: Taste test winner. Very attractive, firm, freestone fruit is richly flavored, with a balance of acid and sugar. Ripens between Arctic Glo and Heavenly White white nectarines. 500 hours or less. Self-fruitful.
Double Delight Nectarine: Best flavored yellow nectarine plus magnificent, double pink flowers. Dark red-skinned, freestone fruit is sweet, with unusually rich flavor. Very high scoring in taste tests. Heavy bearing tree. Harvest early to mid-July in Central CA. 300 hours. Self-fruitful.
Fantasia Nectarine: Popular, large yellow freestone. Early harvest fruit is firm ripe and tangy, later harvest is sweet with rich flavor: high scoring in taste tests. Late July/early August in Central CA. 500 hours or less. Self-fruitful.
FlavorTop Nectarine: Large, firm, yellow freestone of excellent quality. One of the highest scoring nectarines in DWN fruit tastings. One of the very best! Ripe mid-July in Central CA, between Independence and Fantasia. Large showy blossoms. 650 hours. Self-fruitful.
Independence Nectarine: Bright red skin, firm yellow freestone. Rich flavor, tangy and sweet, one of the best. Consistently very high-scoring in taste tests. Winter and frost hardy, very reliable producer. Early July in Central CA. 700 hours. Self-fruitful.