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Prunus persica ‘Old Newington’

A Prunus persica (L.) Batsch. cultivar. ‘Flowers large, pale rose. Fruit large, somewhat globular. Skin pale yellowish white on the side next the wall, but of a beautiful red marbled with dashes and streaks of a deeper colour where fully exposed to the sun. Flesh yellowish white, but very red at the stone, to which it firmly adheres. Juice rich, and of a high vinous flavour. Ripe the middle of September.’ [George Lindley – Orchard Guide p.276/1831].



Horticultural & Botanical History

‘Old Newington was at one time a favorite cling in England, having been cultivated there for over two hundred years.’ [Peaches of New York p.429/].

The tree is a good bearer. Very good as a cling-stone peach. Particularly good when beginning to shrivel. [Don].

Figured in Le Jardin Fruitier du Muséum [JFM vol.8/1868] and in Pomona Britannica [PB pl.XXXVI/1812], the illustration used here.



History at Camden Park

Figured in all published catalogues as ‘Newington’ [Peach no.3/1843].




There is also a nectarine called ‘Old Newington’ with a number of synonyms, but ‘Newington’ is not amongst them. It seems more likely that Macarthur grew the peach of this name.



Published Jun 03, 2010 - 02:21 PM | Last updated Jul 21, 2011 - 04:49 PM

Figured is a round yellow and red peach with pink blossom and leaf. Pomona Britannica pl.36, 1812.

Prunus persica ‘Old Newington’ | PB pl.XXXVI/1812


Family Rosaceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, probably England

  • Newington


Common Name

Peach, autumn

Name in the Camden Park Record




Confidence level high