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Thanks MeganP, it gives me hope to be worth growing. Now I'll start growing other stone fruits!!!
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I think a big part of the reason for most of the grafting onto rootstocks out there is to make the tree semi-dwarf or dwarf. Ungrafted, they'll be standard-sized.

I personally don't think it'll be much more of a gamble than growing F2 hybrid tomato seed, if the varieties are unstable and/or cross-pollinated. Grow several trees and you'll likely find something you like.

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Here's a blood peach that I grew from a stone that is both self compatible and consistently grows true from seed. It only took three years to blossom but is in an exposed position so can get caught by late frosts, snow or wind. Photo is from last year, taken late September. Is in bud now but not opened yet. I have two other peaches at the community garden, a white peach and a free stone orange fleshed peach all grown from stones so if you are patient, definitely worth the effort.
That looks amazing. I've never heard of a blood peach. How's the taste?
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Hello Shule, they are a very juicy peach, there’s most likely a white peach in the parentage. When fully ripe, are very sweet with an edge of sharpness. They were reputedly brought to NZ by French immigrants and are known as Peche de Vigne in France. In the US there is a variety of blood peach that are clingstone and not quite as intensely coloured.

This year’s blossoms are only just forming, none have opened yet - the photo of last year’s blossoms was taken on 23 Sept. Will take a photo tomorrow if the sun’s out - been overcast today.
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The little nectarine seedling is growing, I have it in a 2 gallon pot under the carport for dappled sunshine. I think I planted it too deep, you can see the cotyledon on the right of the 2nd picture.
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