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Peaches and Nectarines Varieties, Handbook of,

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Handbook of Peach and Nectarine Varieties updates and expands Savage and Prince's 1972 bulletin Performance of Peach Cultivars in Georgia.  It describes 700 peach and nectarine varieties, giving detailed leaf, flower, and fruit characteristics, origin, pedigree, and reference citations.  Varieties include those commercially grown or tested in the southeastern United States, the most prominent varieties grown in other regions of the country, and all varieties released by U.S. public breeding programs.  For each breeding program, a list of breeders is given, with their tenure, and the varieties released.

In addition to including a condensed form of all of their descriptions, the book incorporates descriptions of all commercial peaches tested at Byron, Georgia, since 1972.  The most important California and low-chill varieties are included even though many have not been tested in Georgia. 

Contents:  1.Performance in the Southeastern United States: General descriptors, Leaf, flower & tree descriptors, Fruit characters, Additional categories, The alphabetizing, Performance, 2. Index of Names: Code, Origin, Name & pedigree, Reference, The alphabetizing, Names, 5 appendices, References, Index to varieties.    

WR Okie, USDA, 1998, 808 pgs.  $65.00

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