‘UFO’

U.S. Patent PP13,352
Peach Variety


  • Fruit Size: Large
  • Chill Requirement: 250 hours
  • Growth Habit: Semi-Upright
  • First Harvest: Around May 20 near Gainesville, FL
  • Description: ‘UFO’ is a non-melting-flesh, peento-type peach with a unique donut shape.  It was patented in 2002 and produces large, vigorous trees with a semi-upright growth habit.  ‘UFO’ produces moderately heavy crop loads of large, firm fruit with yellow flesh and semi-freestone pits that have an FDP of 95 days.  The skin develops 50–70% blush.  This cultivar is particularly susceptible to ethylene that is released during dormant pruning, which can result in significant flower bud abortion, thus, pruning is only recommended during the summer period.

     

    License Availability:  FFSP has non-exclusively licensed the following entities for the propagation of the ‘UFO’ peach cultivar:

    Chestnut Hill Tree Farm, LLC
    http://www.chestnuthilltreefarm.com/

    Phillip Rucks Citrus Nursery, Inc.
    http://www.ruckscitrusnursery.com/

    Rainbow Star Nursery
    2324 Southwest 36th Ter.
    Gainesville, FL 32607
    Phone: 352-378-4681