Today’s Patent – Peach Tree named “Southern Star”
The Peach Tree named “Southern Star” was invented by Michael T. Malone and Paul G. Glucina on December 2, 2003 bearing patent number USPP14347P3.
A new and distinct variety of peach tree (Prunus persica), named ‘Southern Star’, is described. The new variety is a selection derived from the open pollinated seed of ‘Yum Yeong’ (not patented) and is distinguishable from the parent variety by ripening 1 week earlier than ‘Yum Yeong’ and having sweeter, more aromatic fruit. Its novelty consists of a unique combination of features that include late flowering, heavy and regular cropping, large, very firm, white flesh, crisp-textured, clingstone fruit with a red overcolor. Fruit has a sweet, sub-acid flavor.