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  1. a freestone peach having reddish-yellow skin.
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Origin of Elberta

1925–30, Americanism; said to be after Elberta Rumph, wife of a 19th-cent. Georgia grower
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Historical Examples

  • Elberta was placed on the American Pomological Society's fruit-list in 1889.

    The Peaches of New York

    U. P. Hedrick

  • The tree, as it grows here, can hardly be distinguished from that of Elberta.

  • Elberta leads all other peaches in number of trees in New York and in America.

  • Would that there were as good a commercial variety to follow Elberta.

  • A variety, thought to have originated in Michigan, which ripens just before Elberta.