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Post Butter Peaches
I grew up in SW PA during the 1950's. My grandparents had several peach trees that were white free stone, with the fruit a little larger than the size of a lemon. They called them "butter peaches", as the flesh was very sweet and somewhat dry. I've been trying to locate or find this variety for years, as they have all died out. Any info or would be appreciated.
John Casper

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Tue Jun 06, 2006 9:39 am
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U. P. Hedrick, 1917, The Peaches of New York, page 322, lsits a 'Butterpfirsich' peach.
"…skin marbled with deep red in the sun; flesh whitish, fainlty red at the stone, melting, juicy, sugary; stone small, oval, nedarly free, ripens August 11."
Might search this name.
Sounds good!

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Sat Jun 10, 2006 11:41 pm
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Ted,
Thanks ever so much for the response. This looks like it might be my peach. It's name appears to be german and there were alot of mid-europeans where I grew up. Thanks so much for the lead.
John

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Ted,
This looks like my peach....any idea how or where there may be a nursery that would sell these butter peaches / butterpfirsich ?
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