U.S. Patent PP14,685
Peach Variety – Jointly Released by FAES, USDA/ARS, & UGA

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  • Fruit Size: Moderately Large
  • Chill Requirement: 525 hours
  • Growth Habit: Semi-spreading
  • First Harvest: Around May 13 near Attapulgus, GA

Description:  ‘Gulfcrest’ is a 2004 release from the UF, UGA and the USDA-ARS joint breeding program.  It has an FDP of 62–75 days and has non-melting flesh with a clingstone pit.  Ripe ‘Gulfcrest’ fruit have 90–95% red color over deep yellow to orange ground color and ripen in early to mid-May in southern Georgia.  ‘Gulfcrest’ fruit can be variable in size on the tree and can produce “twiggy” branch growth.  ‘Gulfcrest’ is adapted to extreme northern Florida and southern Georgia.
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License Availability:  FFSP has non-exclusively licensed the following entities for the propagation of the ‘Gulfcrest’ peach cultivar:

Cumberland Valley Nurseries, Inc. 

Vaughn Nursery


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