Royalvee is a semi-freestone but in most seasons is reasonably free at full maturity. Ripens two weeks before Redhaven or three or four days before Sunhaven. Trees are very productive and, like Veteran, require heavy thinning most seasons. It is self-fruitful.
Parentage: (Halehaven x Vedette) x Veteran
Picking season: early July
Fruit size: medium, 120 - 140g
Fruit colour: bright all-over red in color. The flesh is bright yellow, fairly firm, slow oxidizing and of good flavor.
Vigour: The trees are not large but appear strong.
Start to bear fruit: early
Bearing regularity: regular
Blossom frost-resistance: not
Cold hardiness: very good
Suitable for organic or no-spray culture: yes
General disease-resistance: very good
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