FA 102 cv.
Earlystar® ripens 18 days before Redhaven (-18) with 80 to 90% red coloration and very few split pits. It has an excellent sweet flavor and firm texture. Earlystar® is partially freestone when full ripe. It is an ex-ceptional early season peach and perfect for early fresh markets. Earlystar sets heavy crops and requires early, heavy thinning to achieve optimum size.
The Fruit Acres Stellar Peach breeding program was begun in 1982 by Jim Friday of Coloma, MI. The program has been continued by Jim’s daughter and son-in-law, Annette and Randy Bjorge.