Juicy Peach is from the breeding program of Gary Zill in Boynton Beach, FL (planting number F-29), reportedly a seedling of Tommy Atkins that may have had ‘Gary’ as its pollen parent.
The fruit are roundish yellow developing pink blush at the top as they approach maturity. The flesh is *very* soft, fiberless, with a lovely bright peach flavor that many people enjoy.
The fruit has a short shelf life unfortunately and stores/handles poorly due to its exceptionally soft flesh.
The tree itself is a very vigorous grower with spreading growth habit and dense canopy. We have been a little disappointed in its fruit-retention and production overall, but the tree finally bore an acceptable crop for its size after several years. Its flowers and small developing fruit may be somewhat anthracnose prone, but on a positive note Juicy Peach appears to be resistant to mango bacterial black spot and rot fungi, likely owing to its paternal Gary parentage.
Juicy Peach is a mid-season variety ripening mostly in July.