Prunus persica 'Intrepid'
Intrepid is a red-skinned late-blooming peach, which is exceptionally cold-hardy.
Intrepid ripens early-to-mid season - about 10 days before Contender.
Intrepid has yellow flesh which comes cleanly away from the stone (freestone), and an average fruit size in good conditions of about 2.5".
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Intrepid's is a good choice for peach growes in cold climates - it is cold-hardy to -20F and the flower buds will also survive freezing temperatures.
In years when spring weather is warmer, it is likely that Intrepid will set too many fruitlets, and thinning will be required to maintain fruit size and flavor.
It is a high-chill variety and blooms late in the peach blossom season and should therefore avoid the worst frosts.
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Intrepid was developed by North Carolina State University and released in 1990, and can be considered an improved version of Reliance with better texture and flavor.