Tyler, TX — White fleshed peaches are preferred because of their taste and they are popular all across the country.
Texas A&M University reports, a series of four peaches have been released, the varieties are called "White Delight."
"Most white flesh peaches come out of California that we grown primarily in the United States come out of California so this is a good opportunity for Texas to get into that market of selling white fleshed peaches," says Chad Gulley, Agent, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension.
They're planted in California due to the cooler climate, but it's challenging to grow in Texas because of the warmer climate.
Studies find, the Texas climate is good for "White Delight" peaches.
"They are growing in some warmer climates, which for peach varieties is a big deal," says Chad Gulley, Agent, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension.
Chad Gulley from Agrilife extension tells KETK, a test has been done.
"Show these varieties are growing well in Terrell and Fairfield, so it's promising for the warmer climates," says Chad Gulley, Agent, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension.
KETK spoke to Bob Wells, owner of bob wells nursery in Lindale, he says it's harder to ship white peaches because they bruise easily, and climate makes a big impact on peach harvest.
"They blossom heavy, and if we don't have late freezes then we have to thin them because they won't size up correctly," says Bob Wells.
Gulley tells KETK,
There will be budwood toward the end of 2013, and homeowners and commercial growers will have access to a number of peach trees.
Wells showed KETK a variety of peaches at his nursery, and says he's looking forward to the season.
"May through Aug on the harvest but the best time to plant is Winter or Spring," says Bob Wells.