Variety: Benedictus

Species: Prunus persica


Breeder, Place Meynaud, Noves, Bouches-du-Rhône, France
Type, Selection clone INFEL 4987
Property rights free variety


Blooming date, -intensity medium-late blossom period with medium to high density
Fertility self-fertile
Flower shape bell shape
Frost susceptibility low susceptibility of flower buds to winter frost


Ripening time medium-late, 9. peach week
Scale, shape large to very large, rounded, slightly oblong
Skin less woolly skin, firm
Colour yellowish ground colour, up to 80 % red over colour
Fruit flesh greenish white, slightly reddish around the stone, at full maturity melting, very juicy
Taste sweetish, low acidity
Stone separability freestone
Storage good, travels well


Vigour strong, robust tree with dark green foliage
Crop load regular and high yield from an early age


This white-fleshed, delicious peach variety is late ripening and has regular high yields combined with good fruit size. Benedictus yields well from the beginning and the tree is very healthy with low susceptibility to peach leaf curl. The fruit colours only slightly in the shade and the flavour is increased with adequate summer pruning.


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