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Entrepreneur created the near-perfect Utah peach (The Salt Lake Tribune)
by NewsReader 08-13-2006

Among America's peaches, from Paul Friday's Flaming Fury to the Rising Star, few brought more acclaim to Utah than Sumner Gleason's "melting and buttery" prunus persica , the Gleason Early Elberta. Gleason was born in 1860, in Malden, Mass. His father, a noted horticulturist, owned a shop in Boston fashioning wooden figureheads for sailing ships. His mother died of cancer when he was 16

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