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Volume 41 Number 2 Article 1 Pages: 50-52
Year 1987 Month 4
Title: The 'Redhaven' Peach
Author: A.F. Iezzoni
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Abstract:
Redhaven,' the most extensively planted freestone peach cultivar in the world, was the most notable of many contributions to fruit growing made by Stanley Johnston, peach breeder and director of the Michigan State University Experiment Station at South Haven from 1920 until his death in 1969. Before 'Redhaven' appeared, it had generally been accepted that the "perfect" peach color was a golden undercolor with 25 percent red blush. 'Redhaven/ the first of the red-skinned peach cultivars was 75 to 90 percent red, setting a new standard for peach color and commanding premium prices.

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