Duchessa D’Este


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We do not accept any responsibility for harm, loss or damage caused or resulting from your use or reliance on any of the information contained in this chart in the event that any of that information is inaccurate or incomplete. Maturity information on some new varieties has been based totally on overseas data, not local experience and therefore may not be accurate.

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NewZealand-Haistings

Maturity based on Hastings

The Maturity Chart is a general guide for each variety of Peach. The dates are based on Commercial Harvesting dates in Hastings. If you are planting in a different district, please adjust these dates as below: 

  • Alexandra, Central Otago +21 days
  • Marlborough +3-4 days
  • Havelock +2 days
  • Twyford -7 days
  • BOP/Waikato +2-5 days
NOTE: We recommend that you obtain independent advice before you make any decisions in reliance on this chart... See our Maturity Disclaimer


icon-peach Duchessa D'Este

Description:  White fleshed sub-acid arising from a cross breed in Italy.
  Origin: Italy
  Parentage: Not known - chance seedling
  Synonym/Breeder Ref#: None

 

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Fruit

External

  Maturity: February 16 to February 26 based on Commercial Harvesting dates in Hastings
  Fruit Size: Large
  Fruit Shape:

Peach - Rounded

  Skin Colour: Pale red with 100% colour in sun

Internal

  Flesh Colour: White
  Flesh Texture:

Melting 

  Flavour:

Very Acid and sweet with excellent white fleshed peach taste when ripe.  Best suited to hot dry climate.

  Stone:

Small

Tree

  Cropping: Extremely heavy and regular
  Blossom: Non-showy
  Pollination: Easy
  Vigour: Vigorousto start but settles with heavy crops
  Tree Habit/Form: Spreading

Notes

 

This tree is exceptionally hardy.  It flowers and fruits most unusually, directly from the trunk.  Even on old, bark encrusted wood that may be up to ten years old it will still produce flowers.  Regular croper of very sweet but also highly acidic good flavoured peaches.

 

Shapes of Peach Key

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Oblong
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Ovate
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Rounded
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Slightly
Flat
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Asymmetric
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Symmetric
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Platycarpic
 
 
 

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