‘Vilmos’ peach [Prunus persica (L.) Batsch] produces a clingstone fruit with nonmelting flesh and is suitable for processing or fresh market. Fruit can maintain quality and firmness for up to 4 weeks after the initial tree-ripe stage. This “stay-ripe” trait allows delayed harvest, including once-over and mechanical harvest when all fruit on the tree have achieved commercial tree-ripe quality. Evaluated as selection UCD-91,9-161, it was derived from a cross between ‘Loadel’ and breeding selection UCD-F10E,6-27. Ripening time is during the commercially important ‘Andross’ period, ≈4 d after ‘Fay Elberta’. Long-term commercial evaluations have shown that fruit demonstrated very good harvest, postharvest, and processing quality with low susceptibility to fruit brown rot, pit fragmentation, and associated red anthocyanin staining. Fruit possess good size and color that are similar to the commercially important ‘Andross’ and ‘Ross’. Trees have proven to be consistently productive during more than 14 years of commercial evaluation. Tree form is semi-upright, with vigor and branch architecture similar to those of ‘Andross’. Flowers are pink and nonshowy. Leaves are medium to dark green with globose glands.
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