Ark of Taste
Baby Crawford Peach
The Baby Crawford peach was rediscovered in a University of California laboratory, where it was being evaluated as a peach for drying. Andy Mariani, of Andy’s Orchard in Morgan Hill, California found the peach at the laboratory and grew it out in his orchard.
The Baby Crawford peach has an intensely rich, classically peach flavor that is reminiscent to the heirloom variety, the Crawford Peach. The Baby Crawford gets its name because of its small size. The peaches are yellow with golden-orange flesh and a slight blush. The California Rare Fruit Growers of the Santa Clara Valley area have chosen the Baby Crawford as one of the best tasting fruits.