The U. S. Department of Agri- comes into bearing early. A very One
culture, through its peach breeding promising carly commercial sort. ` tree
work at Beltsville, Maryland and Redcrcst (N. J. l26)——Large, firm. i P
Fort Valley. Georgia, has just named yellow 1`reestouc, vigorous gi~owr·I—_ , x C
and released the Southland, In productive, ripening just before El- — iles
1945 they also released two new berta or about with Georgia Belle . ning
varieties, Dixired and Dixigem, Fruit excellent t`or freezing anti Elb~
that are expected to help t'ill the canning. Better eolor and a real tive
‘ need for better early peaches. competitor for Summererest. ai;. g as
The Illinois Experiment Station other New Jersey variety of the of
has released seven new varieties as same season. p heln
the first fruits of their large peach Laterose (N. J. 109)~—Largc, firur Q P
. b!`€€€ll¤g Pl`0Si`¤m- and m0l`€ Cilll bl? white freestone of high quality that X (
expected before long. Many of ripens just after Elberta and \’\’l:ii»·  i hig.
these selections have been tested in Hale and with Afterglow. anotht-; j. wit
the mid-west and here in Kentucky. good yellow freestone from Nev. . pro
The new Illinois varieties arc: Jersey. ; tha
Prairie Daybreak (K69), Prairie V _ _ __ r 3tt
Dawn (KT3). Prairie Sunrise (K7-li, ILLINQIS \iARlI·.'lll·.S V _  { ro 4
Prairie Rose (KSO). Prairie Schoon- Pl`¤lll`lQ D1lYbl'_<‘¤¤k (l\b9l--—(llal~
€1` (K40). Prairie Clipper (K47) and llll\'L‘I1 X Billie-(ilu) Large, yelji,·_j_· 2
Prairie Rambler (K43). treestone. quality good tulvery grim; = I
Below We ehle e deSel.iph0h_ as flesh moderately firm. ltipensabou; _ em
furhished by the O1~igihatO1-S_ Of Cach 5 weeks ahead ot l1.llJl’_l`lLl. or about  . Bil.
l946vH1·i€t\·1iSt€d above; 1 week alter Red Bird. lree zs , wu
` vigorous and bud—hardiness is about j ch,
MICHIGAN VARIETY the same as Elberta. `C Qi];.
Fairhaven (South Haven 25)- Prairie Dawn (K73)—(Valiant X · yp
Yellow-fleshed freestone of high Halehaven) Very bud—hardy. vigor-  f to
quality and firm flesh that ripens ous. and productive, rating in buti- ‘ jg;
about 2 days after Golden Jubilee hardiness with the hardiest white  ~ ]
starts to ripen. It is probably as varieties in thc test plot. Fruit is I me
hardy as Halehaven. Trees bear yellow-fleshed. high quality. highly ’ gh.
early. Fruit has something of the colored, moderately firm, does not   RC
Elberta Shape and Will Ship well. discolor when exposed to the air iz:  _ Cd
processing, and is only partly free- ` hi
U·S·D·A· VARIETY stone. Ripening begins with Prairie  i in
Southland (F.V. 4-155)—Yellow· Daybreak and lingers a few days  ; qu
fleshed, firm freestone of large size, after that variety. ls expected to be  4 i
ripening with Halehaven. This popular because of hardincss. higii  , he
peach, as its name indicates, is of quality, and appearance.  1 he
special interest in southern states. Prairie Sunrise (K7-t)—(ValiantX  . be
Because of its low chilling require- Halehaven) Yellow frccstonc wher 1 ,.8
ment it can be grown further south fully ripe. of very good quality. and , lh
than such varieties as Elberta and moderately firm. Fruit very similat he
Halehaven. to Prairie Dawn. ripening 3 to 5 days ·  hl-
after Prairie Dawn. Bud-hardiness j i
NEW JERSEY VARIETIES rated between Elberta and Hale- g n`
Early East (N. J. 134)—Large, haven. Tree vigorous and very pro- . F
yellow, high quality, ripening about ductivc. `
10 days ahead of Golden Jubilee. Prairie Rose (K80)—(Gage X ,
Colors before ripening and hangs Halehaven) Yellow frecstone. U]
well. Productive; dormant fruit medium size, round and well color- , V;
buds hardier than Elberta; tree- ed. Flesh firm and of fine texture. · Q
ripened fruits have been freestone. ripening 3 days to a week before i W
A promising early kind for home or Halchavcn. Bud-hardiness a b out  . T]
commercial orchard. the same as Elbcrta. Tree produc- , rc
Jerseyland (N. J. 135)—Large, tive and moderately vigorous. CL
firm, attractive, productive, early- Should be a good commercial ship- , U;
bearing, yellow freestone, ripening ping peach. b.
a few days before Golden Jubilee. Prairie Schooner (K40)-—(Elberta Ci
Fruit resembles J. H. Hale, hangs X South Haven) Large, yellow free- Oi
well, and is far superior to Golden stone of bright color, ripening 4 or5 ri]
Jubilee as a shipping peach. The days before Halehavcn some scasoiii rp
tree is hardy, sets buds freely, and and with it in others. Bud-hard-  _