NEW TYPES OF HIGH QUALITY PEACHES: FLAT PEACHES (P. PERSICA VAR. PLATICARPA) AND GHIACCIO PEACH SERIES WITH LONG ON TREE FRUIT LIFE

A. Nicotra, L. Conte, L. Moser, P. Fantechi
Six flat peach varieties and three varieties of a new type of peach were originated by a breeding programme whose aim was to obtain high quality peaches. The flat peach varieties, ripening from 43 to 2 days before 'Redhaven,' are attractive for shape, colour and size. They could continuously provide the markets for a period of about 50 days, actually being the only flat varieties ripening in this period. The three Ghiaccio varieties are white-cream, with a very high sugar content and a very firm white flesh, similar but not equal to the flesh of peach for canning. The Ghiaccios can remain ripe on the tree for a period of 20 - 25 days without losing flesh firmness or changing sugar content, skin or flesh colour.
Nicotra, A., Conte, L., Moser, L. and Fantechi, P. (2002). NEW TYPES OF HIGH QUALITY PEACHES: FLAT PEACHES (P. PERSICA VAR. PLATICARPA) AND GHIACCIO PEACH SERIES WITH LONG ON TREE FRUIT LIFE. Acta Hortic. 592, 131-135
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2002.592.17
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2002.592.17
flat peaches, Ghiaccio peaches, high quality peaches
English

Acta Horticulturae