U.S. Patent PP25,129
Peach Variety

  • Fruit Size: Medium
  • Chill Requirement: 100 hours
  • Growth Habit:  Semi-Spreading
  • First Harvest: Around April 20 near Gainesville, FL
  • Description: ‘UFBest’ is a peach cultivar released in 2012 by the UF breeding program.  This non-melting-flesh cultivar produces heavy annual crops of large fruit.  ‘UFBest’ fruit develop 95–100% red skin over a yellow ground color, and the flesh is yellow with clingstone pits.  ‘UFBest’ ripens 1 week earlier than ‘UFSun’ (U.S. Patent PP 14,764) (mid-April) in Gainesville, Florida, with a FDP of 85 days.


    License Availability:  FFSP has non-exclusively licensed the following entities for the propagation of the ‘UFBest’ peach cultivar:

    Florida Peach Tree Farm
    2035 Gerber Dairy Road,
    Winter Haven, FL 33880
    Phone: (863) 294-4950

    Freedom Tree Farms, LLC

    Island Grove, LLC
    Bert Sheffield
    24703 SE 193rd Ave
    Hawthorne, FL 32640
    Phone: (352) 274-3835

    P&P Farms
    31630 Amberlea Road
    Dade City, FL 33523
    Phone: (813) 783-5653

    Phillip Rucks Citrus Nursery, Inc.

    Southern Citrus Nurseries, LLC

    Sunny Florida Peach Company, LLC
    P.O. Box 9
    Alturas, FL 33820
    Phone: (863) 537-5121