Peach of Montreal Apple ScionwoodThis is a twig for grafting. Late Summer. Thought to be of French or Russian origin, before 1876. Also called Peach or Montreal Peach; known as Pomme Pêche in Québec.
All-purpose fruit to follow Duchess in colder districts. Excellent in sauce and nearly as good as Gravenstein in a pie. Develops from subacid to a richer and mellower flavor as the season progresses.
Conical rich-yellow fruit often with a bright “peach-like” orange-red cheek. I love the comment Vic Caron of New Hampshire made years ago: “I think they are aptly named, the Peach is a peach.” Still found in central and western Maine, across northern Vermont and New Hampshire, and into Quebec.
Introduced to us by Josh Karp of Cate Hill Orchards in Craftsbury Common, VT. Z3-5.
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