Prunus persica 'PF8 Ball'
PF8 Ball is a red early-season yellow-flesh peach, quite similar to Redhaven, but ripening 10 days earlier. It is named for its almost perfectly spherical shape.
PF8 Ball is a freestone peach - the stone comes away cleanly from the flesh.
The red-skinned fruits are relatively large for such an early variety, around 2.75" in good conditions.
PF8 is best used for fresh eating, but is also suitable for baking and freezing.
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Despite being an early-season peach, PF8 Ball flowers relatively late, which helps to avoid frost damage.
The tree is vigorous and spreading, and the branches develop strong wide crotch angles. It is reasonably disease-resistant.
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PF8 Ball is one of the Flamin' Fury peaches developed by Michigan peach grower Paul Friday. Paul's cousin (and farming neighbor) Jim Friday, along with his daugher and her husband, also went into peach development and released the Stellar series of peaches. Between them they helped make Michigan a center for new peach development.