Vegetables and Fruit forum: A good year for Peaches

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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Sep 6, 2013 1:11 PM CST
I'm just a few miles North of the Ill. border. We ususally have about 5 months of frost free growing here, give or take a few days depending on the year. Last year longer, this year shorter. My other peach tree is a Flaming Fury
PF24 C, which is supposed to be one of the most cold hearty. I just planted it last year, and I let it keep about 6 peaches on it just to try them. They aren't ripe yet, but will be in a few days. I like the fact that they are not all ripe at the same time. Reliance is also a cold hearty peach, but I tried it twice and the tree died both times. Madison is supposed to be a cold hearty peach, but my tree never made it past the first winter. Tru Gold is another one that is touted as a cold hearty tree, but only seems to be listed in Gurney's, and after trying for three years to order a tree, and always being told it's out of stock, I quit trying. Funniest thing is that just weeks after getting notified it's out of stock, they run an add with it "On Sale" on the front cover of their catalog. I'm bretty much done ordering anything from them. Thumbs down
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Sep 8, 2013 9:06 AM CST
I did a taste test on the Flaming Fury PF24C comparing it to the Contender. It's much sweeter and more flavorful! I'm really happy with it. It seems a bit firmer, so it should can or freeze well. I don't have enough to do that with this year, but looking forward to next year.
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Name: Jeff
Perry Iowa (Zone 5a)
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PerryJeff
Sep 20, 2013 12:13 PM CST
I also have several types of the Flaming Fury "PF" cultivars Tom. The flat ones on the trees in the Picture are Galaxy planted in 08 and Stare fire for my round yellow and White Lady peach in my Aug 1-15 plot. 2-PF 1and 2 PF 5B in my July 1-15 plot, I have several of the flat varieties also the NJF 16,17, and 18s
I have had to replant several trees a few times before getting them to establish. I order most of mine through Adams County Nursery in PA My Flavor Grenade Pluot was incredible this year also nice big fruits even.
I just fresh eat or gave away most of my flat Galaxy peaches this year but I do love the flavor. My NJF 17s are yellow flat and the !8s are Green when mature and I like them best so far of the flats.
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Sep 20, 2013 5:27 PM CST
What do you do with all those peaches?
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Name: Jeff
Perry Iowa (Zone 5a)
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PerryJeff
Sep 24, 2013 7:06 PM CST
Tom
I hope to sell most of them at somr farmers markets. Now freezing some most fresh eating and giving them away.

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