- Extra-hardy freestone variety
- 1000 chill hours required
- Ripens in mid to late July
Home-canned peaches are a treat during the cold winter months—and Reliance Peach produces plenty of freestone fruits that make canning easy. Introduced in the 1960s, Reliance Peach is a cold-hardy variety that bears plump, golden, medium-sized fruits with a red blush and a nice balance of sugars and acids. While there are newer varieties, such as Contender, that are equal in hardiness and with much improved flavor, Reliance Peach is still a favorite for canning. Requires 1,000 chill hours. Ripens mid to late July. Zones 4-8.
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