C O Smith
C. O. Smith of the Citrus Experiment Station at Riverside was colleague of Ernest Babcock in breeding of low-chill peaches at Whittier. The two most promising sibling seedlings of the program in 1909 were named for the breeders. Smith's namesake is a decidedly elongated, white-blushed-red peach. Flesh white, freestone, with very low acidity, seemingly extraordinarily sweet, with a less pronounced almond flavor than 'Babcock'. Once outstandingly recommended as a commercial peach in the Los Angeles basin, with the progress of urban warming it performs well in the Bay Area and Central Coast also. One of many varieties that have survived only at The Arboreum Company. Mid - late August. 350 hours. On Nemagard.