Valencia Pride Is yet another Haden seedling selected and named in Florida in 1941. The flesh is sweet, aromatic, firm, and fiberless. The tree is a vigorous large grower making it an excellent shade tree complemented by an exceptionally attractive fruit. It has one of the finest flavors of all of the late season varieties and it never disappoints. The fruit ripens July to August.
The fruit is of oval shape with a rounded base and a bluntly pointed apex. Most will have a small lateral beak. They average under a pound at maturity, with smooth yellow skin color and bright red blush. The flesh is yellow with minimal fiber, and has a rich and sweet flavor and aroma. It contains a monoembryonic seed. The fruit typically ripen from June to July in Florida, and production is considered to be good. Van Dyke is moderately fungus resistant.