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Old 07-23-2013, 11:07 PM
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Today I harvested elberta peaches. The tree originated from an open pollinated elberta peach seed. They were good but the seed was way to big. It was 60% seed and only 40% flesh.
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Old 07-24-2013, 07:32 PM
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Those aren't Alberta, they are a seedling of Alberta. And that is often what you get from an open pollinated seedling, yuk.
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Old 07-24-2013, 07:43 PM
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They don't look near ripe, maybe why so much seed, it has a long ways to go yet, it's still visibly green.
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Those aren't Alberta, they are a seedling of Alberta. And that is often what you get from an open pollinated seedling, yuk.
Yea, you right, they are a seedling of elberta peach. They were good but not yummy. I will probably use the tree as a rootstock parent: It tolerates drought, it's resistant to bacterial canker, tolerates sandy and clay soils. And it will probably work as a very dwarfing rootstock. The tree is probably five...six years old and it only has grown 6 1/2 feet tall by 3 1/2 feet wide. So, I have a lot of hope in my tree.

I first thought that it was a peaplum (peach x plum hybrid) because the leaves resembled like those of a plum, but, after it produced regular peaches, I concluded that it was just a peach.
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Old 07-24-2013, 09:00 PM
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Here's the tree (picture taken a few weeks ago)



The leaves on the left are from the seed parent, elberta peach. The leaves in the are from the my elberta peach seedling, and the ones from the right are from a Satsuma plum--the alleged pollen parent.
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