Peaches and Nectarines

  • With a few exceptions noted below, many peaches are very similar in flavor and hard to describe other than "sweet and peachy". There can be some subtle diffences, though, so feel free to talk with us when you visit for recommendations!

Madison

Yellow peach; freestone. Don't be fooled by the pale color - this variety was selected for its amazing flavor rather than its red blush. Released by the Virginia Station. Circa 1963.

Margaret

Yellow peach; freestone. A favorite from our own fruit breeding program, you’ll find this scarlet beauty nowhere else. Despite its smaller size, it has a strong peachy flavor with a great sugar content that balances the flavors perfectly.

Messina

Yellow peach; freestone. Developed by the New Jersey AES at Rutgers University.