Babcock is part of the Prunus genus and is a Peach variety. Its scientific name is Prunus persica 'Babcock'.
Considered the best all-around white peach, the Babcock is an excellent selection for the lower south due to its low chill requirements of 350-400 hours. It bears small to medium freestone peaches, with light pinkish skin, little fuzz, and white flesh turning red near pit that ripens in late June or early July. Sweet with some tang, early bearing heritage variety.This variety is a Fruit that typically grows as an Perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more. Babcock normally grows to a max height of 17.88 feet (5.50 metres metric). Expect blooming to occur in mid spring.
United States is believed to be where Babcock originates from.
This plant tends to need a moderate amount of maintenance, so ensuring that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for Babcock Peach is quite important to ensure you have a happy and healthy plant.
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Introduced in 1933, for many years, the only white peach that most people in the U.S. knew was the Babcock Peach. Today, there are many more white peach varieties but the Babcock is still the standard by which all other white peaches are judged. The Babcock and most of its descendents are super sweet. White peaches, however, have never risen to great popularity in the United States.