Spring Flame® 20

 
 
 

Perhaps the most highly appreciated variety of its time window in the world!

After Snow Flame®19 comes Spring Flame® 20, perhaps the most highly appreciated variety of its time window in the world.

It has a completely clean and very smooth skin finish (seems hairless) and over the last three years, when Peaches of this period have been rife with split stone issues, it has remained largely split stone free.

This is a remarkably low maintenance Peach variety – it requires very little pruning and next to no thinning, it eats beautifully and is now one of the stars of the Burchell programme worldwide (Chile, South Africa, Australia and California).

Spring Flame®20 produces well and is uniform in size and colour all over the tree allowing for a very straightforward picking regime, typical of a Burchell variety.

A week later (3rd June) in Valdelacalzada (Badajoz) we’ve seen the same variety on very young trees, producing prominently A size fruit with no split stones.  These were planted in February 2017 and are already producing 5 to 8 kg of fruit per tree.  For reference, Plagold 15 was being picked at the same time with much less colour and much higher acidity.