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Elberta

[el-bur-tuh] /ɛlˈbɜr tə/
noun
1.
a freestone peach having reddish-yellow skin.
Origin of Elberta
1925-1930
1925-30, Americanism; said to be after Elberta Rumph, wife of a 19th-cent. Georgia grower
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  • The fruit is about the size of Elberta which it surpasses in quality and brilliancy of color.

    The Peaches of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • Elberta was placed on the American Pomological Society's fruit-list in 1889.

    The Peaches of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • This clingstone ripens in September and attains the size of Elberta.

    The Peaches of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • Would that there were as good a commercial variety to follow Elberta.

    The Peaches of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • Elberta leads all other peaches in number of trees in New York and in America.

    The Peaches of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • A variety, thought to have originated in Michigan, which ripens just before Elberta.

    The Peaches of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • The house proved to be only three doors from the Elberta Inn, which had been a private residence in former years.

    Mary Louise and Josie O'Gorman Emma Speed Sampson
  • A variety grown in Illinois; said to be earlier, larger, and better than Elberta.

    The Peaches of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • As to varieties, Elberta is now the mainstay of all the peach-districts, coming in as the mid-season crop.

    The Peaches of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • Evans is said to have the good characters of Elberta; ripens just after that variety is gone.

    The Peaches of New York U. P. Hedrick

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