U.S. Patent PP26,057
Peach Variety

  • Fruit Size: Medium to Large
  • Chill Requirement: 175 hours
  • Growth Habit: Semi-Upright
  • First Harvest: Around April 19 near Gainesville, FL
  • Description: ‘UFGem’ is a yellow-flesh, non-melting peach cultivar released in 2013.  ‘UFGem’ fruit are medium to large, and have a near 100% red over a yellow ground color.  There is no red pigment in the flesh at the pit.  ‘UFGem’ is adapted to a mild winter climate typical to north central Florida; contrast is made to ‘UFSun’ (U.S. Plant Patent PP14,764) peach.  Trees of ‘UFGem’ annually set several times the number of fruit for a desired crop load.


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

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

    Phillip Rucks Citrus Nursery, Inc.

    Southern Citrus Nurseries, LLC