Free. Golden Queen


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McGrath Nurseries Ltd have used their best endeavours to ensure this chart is accurate, however, it should be used as a guide only.

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.

We recommend that you obtain independent advice before you make any decisions in reliance on this chart and rely on your own inquiries in relation to any district performance relative to the standard timings indicated.

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 Freestone Golden Queen

Description

A good bottling peach as the stone is easily removed by hand.

  Origin: Unknown but came to McGraths via Hec Whyte, Hamilton
  Parentage: Unknown
  Synonym/Breeder Ref#: None 

 

Protection & Royalties:

NR No Royalties

 

 
 
 
 
 

Fruit

External

  Maturity: February 14 to 24 based on Commercial Harvesting dates in Hastings (Approx. 14 days earlier than Golden Queen)
  Fruit Size: Large
  Fruit Shape:

Slightly elongated round

  Skin Colour: Orange with a patch of red blush on the skin

Internal

  Flesh Colour: Yellow/orange
  Flesh Texture:

Melting 

  Flavour:

Excellent eating/ Acidic

  Stone:

Freestone; medium size

Tree

  Cropping: Freely.  Even in the most northerly parts of New Zealand
  Blossom: Pink 
  Pollination: Self fertile; mid-season bloom
  Vigour: Strong vigour
  Tree Habit/Form: Spreading

Notes

 

A great choice for home bottling or canning as the stone can be removed easily.
Superior to Golden Queen because it is less susceptible to brown rot and bacterial diseases.
Ripens earlier than Golden Queen.
Not a true Golden Queen as has melting texture. 

 

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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