The European Parliament and of the Council on quality schemes for agricultural products and foodstuffs accepted the application for registration of ‘Budaörsi őszibarack’, a peach from Budaörs, a town just southwest of Budapest.
According to the registry, the name ‘Budaörsi őszibarack’ may be used for peaches for fresh consumption of the local varieties Schafnose and Budaörsi Vérbélű, as well as the Champion, Cresthaven, Elberta, Mariska, Redhaven, Remény, Royal, Royal Time, Summer, Sunbeam, Suncrest varieties, and all other varieties grown in the geographical area that meet the quality characteristics below.
The fruit of ‘Budaörsi őszibarack’ must have a diameter of at least 60 mm and a weight of at least 110 g. The peaches are characterised by an anthocyanic (red) color covering more than 20% of the fruit, total soluble solids exceeding 9.9% and total acidity of at least 0,38%.
The specific organoleptic characteristics of ‘Budaörsi őszibarack’ are: intense fragrance, flavorsome taste with a rich aroma and a full sweet flavour with lively citric acidity; and fruit flesh with a juicy consistency.
The flesh of ‘Budaörsi őszibarack’ is ripe to the touch, not too hard, but is still suitable for transport.
The flesh of ‘Budaörsi őszibarack’ may be white or yellow or red.
The varieties of ‘Budaörsi őszibarack’ with white or greenish white to cream-coloured flesh are Champion, Ford, Mariska, Remény, Schafnose and Shipley.
The varieties of ‘Budaörsi őszibarack’ with yellow or yellow to orange-coloured flesh are Cresthaven, Elberta, Redhaven, Royal Time, Sunbeam and Suncrest.
The flesh of the local variety Vérbelű is red.
The fruit may be freestone (the flesh of the fruit detaches easily from the stone) or clingstone (the flesh of the fruit cannot be fully detached from the stone). ‘Budaörsi őszibarack’ has a downy skin.
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