Inscription. The Haven peach varieties were developed here by Michigan State University's South Haven Experiment Station, under the direction of Professor Stanley Johnston. From 1924 to 1963, eight yellow-fleshed freestone varieties were selected from more than twenty-one thousand cross-bred seedlings. They were named Halehaven, Kalhaven, Redhaven, Fairhaven, Sunhaven, Richhaven, Glohaven and Cresthaven. Redhaven was the first red-skinned commercial peach variety. It is now the most widely planted freestone peach variety in the world. Haven peaches have provided an orderly supply of high quality peaches extending over a seven-week period. Prior to the development of Haven peaches, harvests had been restricted to a three-week period.
September 10, 2012
|1. Haven Peaches Marker|
Erected 1966 by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number 227.)
Location. 42° 24.437′ N, 86° 16.558′ W. Marker is in South Haven, Michigan, in Van Buren County. Marker is at the intersection of Dyckman Avenue and Park Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Dyckman Avenue. Click for map. Located in North Beach Public Park. Marker is in this post office area: South Haven MI 49090, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, as the crow flies. Corporal Duane E. Dewey (approx. 0.3 miles away); Liberty Hyde Bailey (approx. 1.2 miles away); Frank E. Warner (approx. 1.2 miles away); Dr. Liberty Hyde Bailey (approx. 1.2 miles away); Van Buren County Poorhouse (approx. 15.6 miles away).
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