Recently, a peach weighing 758 grams was harvested in the Italian province of Ravenna. "If that's not a record, I don't know what is," said the grower.
"It is a variety that is currently under analysis. This peach is of course oversized, but it is clear that the genetic material is a good basis for a commercial variety," explained Daniele Neri.
The peach has an intense aroma, and the flesh has a beautiful red color. The late harvest time can be an advantage, because it is a time of low supply, especially in the north of Italy.
According to the growers, September offers good commercial opportunities. Temperatures are still high on average and invite the consumption of summer fruits. Thanks to the sun and the temperatures in August, the peach in September has an excellent smell and taste and a good dry matter content.