As of now, they all have peach leaf curl. Charlotte seems to have the least, and looks like it will have a small bowl of peaches this year. Oregon Curl Free has a bit more, and also looks like it will have some peaches.
Indian Free peach has a moderate amount of curl. It didn't bloom, except for one flower that fell off. I think
|Oregon Curl Free Peach|
The seedlings might take a long time to bear. I don't know. But, being on genetic dwarf rootstock, they might also stay smaller than if grafted on regular peach rootstock.
Not pictured, the Tri-lite Peach-Plum hybrid has as bad leaf curl as any of the others. The susceptibility of the peaches dominates the resistance of the plums. So it's not worth buying that one either.
|Indian Free Peach|
|Garden Sun Dwarf Peach|
|Ponderosa Dwarf Peach|
|Honey Babe Dwarf Peach|
Less susceptible to peach leaf curl, but not immune:
Oregon Curl Free
Q-1-8 is in its first year. There is no curl, but as a bare root tree it was probably stored in a barn, and not exposed to winter rains which are responsible for spreading the fungal spores.
Highly susceptible to peach leaf curl:
Honey Babe Genetic Dwarf
Garden Sun Genetic Dwarf
Ponderosa Genetic Dwarf.
Raise in container, keep small by pruning and root pruning, and move container into shed for winter, similar to fig hobbyists in cold climates. Or similar to my brugmansias and geraniums that I overwinter.
Next year, buy one for the container treatment.
This year, try to pot up the two seedling trees so I can get them started, but it may be a long path and who knows if I will live that long.
One additional thought. Deer seem to stay away from most of the peach trees. They do take some bites out of Indian Free.