Prunus persica 'Redhaven'
Redhaven is the definitive American peach. It is a yellow-fleshed peach, ripening mid-season, August in the northern states.
Redhaven has a very good, strong, peach flavor, and juicy flesh. It is best picked and eaten straight from the tree. The peaches ripen over a period rather than all at once - an undesirable characteristic for commercial growers but great for the backyard orchard since you can pick them as you need them.
Redhaven is a freestone peach - the flesh comes away fairly cleanly from the stone.
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Redhaven has some resistance to peach leaf curl, but it is still important to take additional precautions. The simplest method is cover the tree with a horticultural fleece during the winter, as this blocks fungal spores (which are spread in rain drops and splashes).
Redhaven usually over-sets so you will probably need to thin the fruitlets in late spring - the remaining ones will be bigger and have better flavor as a result.
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Redhaven was developed by Stanley Johnston at the Michigan State Experiment Station in South Haven, Michigan USA, in the 1940s. It may be descended from an English variety, Hale's Early.