‘Goodwin’ peach [Prunus persica (L.) Batsch] produces a clingstone, non-melting fruit suitable for processing or fresh market. Evaluated as selection R7-5, it was derived from a cross between ‘Dr. Davis’ and breeding selection ‘11,11-37’, which has ‘Dixon’, ‘Elberta’, and PI 292557 in its lineage. Ripening time is during the commercially important period between ‘Dixon’ and ‘Andross’, being ≈3 d before ‘Fay Elberta’. In long-term commercial evaluations, fruit have demonstrated very good processing quality and remained free of the undesirable red anthocyanin staining of fruit flesh as occurs in many cultivars of this maturity. Fruit possess good firmness and color and are slightly oval in shape. Trees have proven to be consistently productive in over 10 years of continuous commercial evaluation in environments having 700 h or more of winter chilling. Tree form is semiupright with vigor and branch architecture similar to ‘Andross’. Flowers are pink, non-showy, and medium in size. Leaves are medium to dark green with reniform leaf glands.
Gradziel, T.M. 1994 Changes in susceptibility to brown rot with ripening in three clingstone peach genotypes J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 119 101 105
Gradziel, T.M., Beres, W. & Pelletreau, K. 1993 Inbreeding in California canning clingstone peach cultivars Fruit Varieties J. 47 160 168
Tourjee, K.R., Barrett, D.M., Romero, M.V. & Gradziel, T.M. 1998 Measuring flesh color variability among processing clingstone peach genotypes differing in carotenoid composition J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 123 433 437