Belle of Georgia
The variety that created the Georgia peach industry. Reputed seedling of Chinese Cling (a yellow peach) arising at the farm of L. Rumph in Marshallville, Georgia, circa 1875. Was planted largely in that state by J.H. Hale of Connecticut, who organized peach trains, loaded with Georgia peaches for northern markets. Among the most famous white peaches of America, still to be grown in home orchards though too tender for commercial use. Skin white, flushed with pink; flesh also white, much pink around the pit, juicy and fairly high in acid and sugar, outstandingly aromatic, a few fruits will scent the entire house. Early August. 650 hours. On Lovell.