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The Georgia Peach

Varieties

Varieties for Georgia
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Varieties for Georgia

Below you will find information on the common varieties in production from southern and middle Georgia. Listed are qualities that may be helpful when selecting a variety for dessert preparation or preserving. Clingstone peaches are great for canning, pickling, and early season out-of-hand eating but people do not typically use them for freezing or cooking. The flesh of the freestone varieties readily separates from the pit, making them much easier to clean and manage. Peaches harvested later in the season are higher in natural sugars. Choose a variety with high to very high firmness for cooking. The firmer, late season peaches will tend to have higher pectin levels, useful in preparation of jams, jellies, and fruit preserves.

Variety Harvest Date Stone Freeness Flesh Color Firmness
Flordaking Late May-Early June Cling Yellow Low
Camden Mid May Cling Yellow Medium
Flordadawn Mid May Cling Yellow Medium
Flordacrest Mid May Semi-free Yellow Medium
Flordaglobe Mid-Late May Cling Yellow Medium
Empress Mid-Late May Cling Yellow Med-High
Sunbrite Mid-Late May Cling Yellow Medium
Springcrest Mid-Late May Cling Yellow High
Candor Mid-Late May Semi-free Yellow Medium
June Gold Mid-Late May Cling Yellow Medium
Shepard's Beauty Late May Cling Yellow Medium
Derby Late May Cling Yellow Medium
Goldprince Late May-Early June Cling Yellow High
Surecrop Early-Mid June Semi-free Yellow Medium
Summerprince Early-Mid June Semi-free Yellow High
Juneprince Late May-Mid June Semi-free Yellow High
Flavorcrest Mid May Free Yellow Very High
Gala Mid-Late June Free Yellow High
Rubyprince Early-Mid June Free Yellow Med-High
Harvester Mid-Late June Free Yellow Med-High
Cary Mac Mid-Late June Free Yellow High
Sunland Mid June Free Yellow High
Suwanee Mid-Late June Free Yellow Medium
Redhaven Mid-Late June Semi-free Yellow High
Encore Late July Free Yellow Med-High
Redglobe Late June-Early July Free Yellow High
Majestic Late June-Early July Free Yellow High
Summergold Early July Free Yellow Medium
Fireprince Late June- Early July Free Yellow High
Contender Late June-Early July Free Yellow High
Bounty Early July Free Yellow High
Elegantlady Early July Free Yellow Very High
Cresthaven Early-Mid July Free Yellow High
Dixiland Mid July Free Yellow Med-High
Fay Elberta Mid July Free Yellow Med-High
Redskin Mid July Free Yellow High
Sunprince Mid July Free Yellow High
Ruston Red Mid July Free Yellow Medium
O'Henry Late July - Early Aug Free Yellow Very High
Jefferson Mid-Late July Free Yellow Med-High
Summerlady Mid July Free Yellow High
Parade Early August Free Yellow High
Flameprince Late July - Early Aug Free Yellow High
Tyler Late July-Early Aug Free Yellow Med-High

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