Image from page 406 of "The peaches of New York" (1917)
Title: The peaches of New York
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ned, wedge-shape toward the base, tapering to a longapex, with large pits and a few small grooves in the surfaces; ventral suture deeplygrooved along the sides, very wide, deeply furrowed; dorsal suture widely and deeplygrooved. . NIAGARA I. W. N. Y. Hort. Soc. Rpt. 115. 1900. 2. Budd-Hansen Am. Hort. Man. 2:352, 353. 1903.3. W. N. Y. Hort. Soc. Rpt. 24. 1904. 4. Am. Pom. Soc. Cat. 38. 1909. 5. N. Y. Sta. Bui. 403:213,214, PI. 1915. Newark Seedling. 6. Del. Sta. Rpt. 5:99. 1892. Niagara is a variant of a peach which all growers lament as being lessand less grown, the Crawford. The Crawford group, though a dominanttype, is, as we have several times pointed out, a little too capricious as tosoil and climate to suit the needs of commercial peach-growers, failingto bear regularly or abundantly in most soils. For this reason the oncevery popular Early and Late Crawfords are now seldom grown. All whoknow these varieties regret that a sort of their type, without their faults. .,,Jfl^l^. ^(sw
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MUIR THE PEACHES OF NEW YORK 253 has not yet come to light. In New York the best of the comparativelynew Crawford-like peaches is Niagara, said to be a seedling of one of theCrawfords. The fruit ripens later than Early Crawford, averages larger,is borne more abundantly and holds its size better to the end of the season.But Niagaras great point of merit, as compared with Crawford, is that it ismore dependable in all tree-characters, being, especially, less capriciousas to soil and climate. Niagara, as the color-plate shows it, is a beautifulfruit, yellow, with a handsome over-color of red. The flesh, too, isattractive and delectable — yellow, thick and firm, with a rich, sweetflavor which makes it one of the most palatable peaches of its season.It is, as are most of its type, a freestone. Niagara fails in productivenessin some localities, having in this respect the fault of all its tribe; but itshould have a welcome place in any home collection and, where it provesproductive, is one
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