Full text: Peach culture in California

Hawuss.—This variety originated in Sutter County and was named 
after the Hauss family who were early residents in the district. The 
skin is yellow, and striped with red. The fruit is elongate, oval in 
shape, and not of especially large size. The flesh is firm, yellow and 
free from red at the pit. It is one of the first mid-season peaches to 
ripen. The trees are productive and vigorous although the variety is 
somewhat susceptible to peach rust. Its adaptability has not been 
widely determined. 
J. H. Hale.—This variety was discovered as a chance seedling by 
J. H. Hale of South Glastonbury, Connecticut, about 1900. It is 
a popular, comparatively new shipping variety. The fruit is very 
large, round, yellow, blushed with red, and freestone. The skin has 
little fuzz; the flesh is firm and of good quality but red at the pit and 
hence does not can satisfactorily. The variety is generally self-sterile, 
and tends, therefore, to be unproductive except when properly cross- 
pollinated. The trees are not so vigorous nor so widely adapted as 
Johnson—This variety originated in Sutter County, California. 
The fruit is large with fine-grained flesh which is free from red at 
the pit. The pit is small, The tree is very vigorous and productive. 
The variety appears to be somewhat less susceptible to peach rust than 
some of the other mid-summer varieties. The flesh tends to lack 
firmness. Its adaptability is not yet widely determined. 
Lovell —The Lovell originated in California and was named about 
1882. It is not extensively grown outside of this state. The fruit is 
uniformly large, nearly spherical and freestone. The flesh is firm and 
of a clear yellow color at the pit. It is a good general-purpose peach, 
satisfactory for canning and ships well. It is, however, most exten- 
sively dried, the drying ratio being about 5 to 1. The tree is vigorous 
and productive. The variety is not particularly attractive in color 
of skin for fresh fruit shipment. The tree appears susceptible to leaf 
surl as grown in some places. 
Muir—The Muir originated as a chance seedling about half 
a century ago on the place of John Muir, in California. It is similar 
to the variety known as the Wager. Claims are made for several 
supposed variations of the Muir. It is the standard drying peach in 
California and is especially adapted for this purpose because of the 
following points: sweetness of flavor; density or firmness of flesh; 
uniform clear yellow color of flesh, but free from red about the pit; 
and ratio of green weight to dry weight, which is comparatively low— 
about 5 to 1. The fruit is large and freestone, with a relatively small 
pit. The trees are productive and vigorous, and little subject to leaf

Note to user

Dear user,

In response to current developments in the web technology used by the Goobi viewer, the software no longer supports your browser.

Please use one of the following browsers to display this page correctly.

Thank you.