Prunus persica. Near wild peach cultivar from Bulgaria; self fertile fruit tree bears at a young age. Super hardy, super vigorous. Peach leaf curl resistant. Fruits are not large but very tasty. Freestone, white flesh. Yellow fuzzy skins. Ripens in late August. In early spring lovely pink fragrant blossoms keep the mason bees busy! Prefers heavy well draining soils and lots of sun. Organic. Seed grown. Mycorrhizae treated. Detests wet winter soils.
This treasure came via a seed exchange with a dear friend who has a family run orchard.
One customer gave me some feedback at a Seedy Saturday saying that the only problem she encountered with this peach was a grizzly bear who helped themselves to the bounty.
- Available when temps for shipping are better
- Plant type: Deciduous fruit tree
- Mature Size: 6m tall x 6m wide.
- Hardiness Zones: 5-9
- Habitat: Sun to semi sun; rich loamy acidic soils.
Care: you should have chose a site already when you ordered. In general dig a hole at least 60cm x 60cm deep and wide. Pick out large stones from the soil; sift if necessary; amend with some organic fertilizer such as 4-4-4 (not manure).
As always, an important consideration when choosing where to plant a fruit tree is drainage. Fruit trees will not thrive in soils that drains too slowly. Test by digging a hole at least 30cm deep and fill with water. It should drain in 3 hours.
You’d know where it is on its journey as you properly chose the “Plant” shipping option so you’re ready to properly seat your plant for many happy years. Unfurl your peach (if we had to be creative with plant origami when fitting into shipping box). Spread out the roots when seating. Its perfectly okay to seat the peach lower in the hole than the soil line*. Be gentle! Don’t hard pack the soil. Use your foot to step firm (don’t stamp!). Remember roots need oxygen!! When finished mulch well and water. We use fencing to protect from deer and other varmints and give it a chance to grow without set backs.
If you are not ready to plant right away, unbox and heal in so the roots stay nice and healthy or pot up. Don’t ever let roots freeze or dry out.
*Soil line is the transition area between the root and trunk/stem. The reason for seating deeper is if anything should happen to your tree, it will re-sprout from the base.