Volume 46 Number 2 Article 1 Pages: 66-67
Year 1992 Month 4
Title: 'Flordaprince' Peach
Authors: W.B. Sherman and P.M. Lyrene
Low-chill peach breeding began at
the University of Florida in 1953
through the efforts of R. H. Sharpe.
The main goal was to develop cultivars
of fruit quality and size equal to culti
vars grown in temperate zones.
adaptability was used from 3
sources: the feral Spanish germplasm
introduced through St.
which Jewel' and Waldo' were locally
named representatives; 'Hawaiian,' an
introduction from south China; and
'Okinawa' a seed introduction from
the Ryukyu Islands.
germplasm was hybridized with tem
perate zone cultivars and advanced
selections from other breeders, but
mainly with germplasm available
through the Southeastern USDA Sta
tion in Georgia.
Segregating F2 popula
tions gave rise to selections that were
intercrossed and hybridized with other
high fruit quality temperate zone
germplasm to produce advanced gen
erations and form the basis of the
current breeding program from which
Tlordaprince' was selected. 'Flordaprince'
was named in honor of Victor
E. Prince, the USDA Georgia peach
breeder, because he cooperated for
many years in the hybridization pro
gram in which crosses and backcrosses
were made to incorporate low-chill
genes into the best temperate-zone
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