U.S. Patent PP14,685
Peach Variety – Jointly Released by FAES, USDA/ARS, & UGA
Gulfcrest – Photo courtesy of USDA
- Fruit Size: Moderately Large
- Chill Requirement: 525 hours
- Growth Habit: Semi-spreading
- First Harvest: Around May 13 near Attapulgus, GA
Description: ‘Gulfcrest’ is a 2004 release from the UF, UGA and the USDA-ARS joint breeding program. It has an FDP of 62–75 days and has non-melting flesh with a clingstone pit. Ripe ‘Gulfcrest’ fruit have 90–95% red color over deep yellow to orange ground color and ripen in early to mid-May in southern Georgia. ‘Gulfcrest’ fruit can be variable in size on the tree and can produce “twiggy” branch growth. ‘Gulfcrest’ is adapted to extreme northern Florida and southern Georgia.
License Availability: FFSP has non-exclusively licensed the following entities for the propagation of the ‘Gulfcrest’ peach cultivar:
Cumberland Valley Nurseries, Inc.