The fruit responsible for the food culture phenomenon. White peaches (and nectarines) had been a staple of American fruit markets since our nation was born; indeed, all our earliest great peaches were white. By 1984, 'White Rose' alone remained in California orchards, with no takers outside of the few certified farmers markets. There, along with white corn, it was discovered by one or two food writers, for whom these were exciting novelties... white food! And so began a culture, or an industry, based on foods novel to some. White Rose is not a survivor in this story, however. Displaced by hundreds of recent black skinned, hard white fleshed varieties created to make the most of the white food fad, there is no grower of White Rose anymore. Its smallish fruits still surpass those of any variety grown for supermarkets: ivory skin marked with red-black, white flesh, slightly tart, sweet juice. Mid July. 600 hours. On Lovell.