Peach

Trademark: ROYAL DIXIE™

Variety: ZAI 659 PJ (S)

Species: Prunus persica

Origin

Breeder, Place Floyd Zaiger, California, USA
Parents Artevos, Germany
Property rights registered for EU plant variety rights and trademark

Blossom

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

Fruit

Ripening time early to medium-early, 3. peach week, 12-15 days before 'Redhaven'
Scale, shape large, rounded, symmetrically even half-fruits
Skin nearly smooth-skinned
Colour yellow ground colour, nearly 100% crimson over colour, shaded fruits a bit marbled
Fruit flesh intense yellow and slightly reddish under the fruit-skin, firm and juicy, at the last pick delicate texture and very juicy
Taste underripe sourish with a mild taste, as the fruit ripens spicy-aromatic
Stone separability freestone at full maturity
Storage good

Tree

Vigour medium to strong, semi-upright to spreading, very dense tree with healthy dark green leaves
Crop load ideal to high and regular productivity

Evaluation

Yellow-fleshed peach with high yields and good fruit size that ripens 3-6 days before 'ROYAL MAJESTIC™'. The fruits convince with a balanced sugar-acid ratio, attractive appearance and smooth skin.

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