“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
South Haven in Van Buren County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Haven Peaches

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September 10, 2012
1. Haven Peaches Marker
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.
Erected 1966 by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number 227.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureHorticulture & Forestry. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1924.
Location. 42° 24.437′ N, 86° 
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By Duane Hall, October 28, 2013
2. Haven Peaches Marker
View from Dyckman Avenue
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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. Located in North Beach Public Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: South Haven MI 49090, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. South Haven World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Commercial Fishing (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Evelyn S (about 500 feet away); Algonquin Legends of South Haven (about 600 feet away); Dyckman Avenue Bascule Bridge (about 600 feet away); Shipbuilding (approx. 0.2 miles away); Downtown's Rich History (approx. ¼ mile away); Entertainment Around the Harbor (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in South Haven.
Haven Peaches Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 28, 2013
3. Haven Peaches Marker
View of back of marker from Stanley Johnston Park
Haven Peaches Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 28, 2013
4. Haven Peaches Marker
View to east along Dyckman Avenue
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 12, 2012. This page has been viewed 317 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 12, 2012.   2, 3, 4. submitted on October 29, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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