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Raritan Rose White Peach
Prunus persica 'Raritan Rose'
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Raritan Rose is a white fleshed, freestone peach that melts in your mouth with its tender, juicy rich honeysweet flavor. It is a large, round, bright red over creamy-white peach that is vigorous, strong and productive. An excellent early white peach for fresh use or freezing. Ripens just behind Redhaven.
Developed by the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station and introduced in 1936. Grandpa was interested in it because it was one of the first, high quality white fleshed peaches that he could grow.
Almost all peaches are self-fertile and require no pollinators. They will set heavy crops on single trees, which need heavy and aggressive thinning early in the season for best fruit size. Maintain good vigor in peaches by pruning every year, and fertilizing moderately. Aim for 1-3 feet of new growth a year. Fertilize early in the season, so that growth is well hardened off before fall and winter cold weather.