About the largest of backyard peaches. Noted less for size than for its ornamental qualities, as the flowers are double and a deep, shocking pink that allows 'Red Baron' to stand out in an orchard of other peaches. A hybrid of Rio Oso Gem and a red-flowering ornamental peach by Herbert Swim at Armstrong Nurseries, ca. 1960. The fruit is yellow, with deep red-black shoulder; interior yellow marbled with bright red around the large red pit. Flesh freestone, texture rather light, not dense, juicy and good acid-sugar balance. Excessively productive and all fruits ripen at once, requires rigorous early thinning. Grown in low-chill areas of Southern California. Early - mid August. 450 hours. On Nemagard.