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Black Boy Peaches

Postby mcq » Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:35 am

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Hello I am new to Cloudforest and I am hoping for some help locating some Black Boy peaches to grow in St Helena California. Does anyone have any pits or seedlings that I could purchase. Any and all help is greatly appreciated.

Re: Black Boy Peaches

Postby Axel » Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:26 pm

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I've never heard of black boy. You should try the scion exchanges this Winter. but I've never seen this variety. Seedlings don't come true, you will have to graft.
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Re: Black Boy Peaches

Postby mcq » Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:26 pm

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From what I've read Black Boy peaches are mostly found in New Zealand but are originally came from the Loire Valley in France where they are known as Pêche de Vigne. They grow true from seed and are resistant to peach leaf curl. I had some of the peaches in France and they were delicious.

Re: Black Boy Peaches

Postby Ashok » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:06 pm

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At least one person in the CRFG Golden Gate chapter grows the "Black Boy" peach. I would suggest that you write to the chapter directly -- it might be possible to arrange for some scionwood to be made available at the January scion exchange.

Note: one person has told me that this variety is indistinguishable from "Indian Blood Cling", a peach that should be obtainable fairly easily via mail-order during the winter.

Re: Black Boy Peaches

Postby mcq » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:59 pm

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Thank you for your help and advice. I will look into finding one at the CRFG Golden Gate scion exchange.

I have been wondering if the "Indian Blood Cling" was the same as the "Black Boy" peach. Some of the images of the "Indian Blood Cling" did not seem as dark as the "Black Boy" peach so I was not sure.

Re: Black Boy Peaches

Postby SeattleMark » Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:32 pm

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Has anyone saved any pits of Indian Blood Cling peach that they could share? It also goes by these names:
Indian Free Peach
Indian Freestone Peach
Indian Blood Free Peach
Indian Cling Peach
Black Boy Peach
Pêche de Vigne

Mark in Seattle

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