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Prunus persica 'Veteran'
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Veteran peach is a "old-timer" well known for its extreme cold hardiness, even in the chilly Midwest areas where peaches are hard to grow. It is an excellent canner as well as an excellent tasting fresh eating peach. Its is a medium large, golden yellow fruit with hardly any red. It ripens in late mid-season in late August. It's not much to look at, but is a good one for the backyard fruit grower who wants to try growing peaches in a cold area.
Veteran was bred in Canada and introduced in 1928. Because it requires over 1000 hours of chilling before it will bloom, it has proven itself to set crops in colder areas where winter likes to "hang on".