'Peach' is a plant in the Prunus genus with a scientific name of Prunus persica.
Grows from 13 – 33 ft tall. The fruit has yellow or whitish flesh, a delicate aroma, and a skin that is either velvety or smooth.1Blooms appear in these approximate colours: Cherry blossom pink. The mature flowers are of a single form. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours: Pink-orange. Peach grows as a perennial and is an edible fruit. Being a perennial plant, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). Peach normally grows to a tree habit with a max height of 17.88 feet (that's 5.50 metres metric). This plant tends to be ready for harvesting by late summer. Popular varieties of Peach with home gardeners are Elberta, Dwarf peach, Red Haven, Babcock, and Belle of Georgia.
China is thought to be the country of origin for Peach.
Peach needs a moderate amount of maintenance, so some level of previous experience comes in handy when growing this plant. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests.
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Requires freezing and thawing cycle to break the pit and allow for germination.
Late frosts can kill the blossoms. Try to plant where there will be some shelter from these.
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Peach so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Peach so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Peach plants:
Nectarine, Tropical nectarine, Tropi-berta peach tree
Prunus persica (L.) Batsch var. nucipersica (Suckow) C.K. Schneid.
27 Oct 2012
16 May 2012
Peaches are growing!
23 Apr 2012
This tree is still small but looking good.
01 Apr 2012
I pruned this to around 26" and cut all 4 branches left back to around 4 buds each.
01 Apr 2012
I pruned this to 30". There were three branches left over that I cut back to 3-4 buds each.
Peach care instructions
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