‘Kader’ peach [Prunus persica (L.) Batsch] produces a clingstone, nonmelting fruit suitable for processing or fresh market. Evaluated as selection ‘90,9-116’, it was derived from a cross between breeding selection ‘R1-1’ and the University of California, Davis, cultivar Ross, which had ‘Dixon’, ‘Elberta’, and PI 292557 in its lineage. Ripening time occurs during the commercially important ‘Dixon’ period, ≈6 d before that of ‘Fay Elberta’. During long-term commercial evaluations, fruit demonstrated very good harvest, postharvest, and processing quality, with low proportions of the undesirable endocarp or pit splitting and the associated red anthocyanin staining of fruit flesh, as occurs in many cultivars of this maturity. Fruit possess good firmness and color very similar to that of the commercially important cultivar Andross. Trees have proven to be consistently productive during more than 12 years of continuous commercial evaluation in environments with 700 h or more of winter chilling. Tree form is semi-upright, with vigor and branch architecture similar to ‘Andross’. Flowers are pink, showy, and large. Leaves are medium-to-dark green, with globose leaf glands.
California Canning Peach Association 2017 Cling Peach Almanac. Sacramento, CA
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