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Peach 'Babcock'

Prunus persica

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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.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Babcock have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Babcock

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Babcock is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Babcock are Zone 5 and Zone 9. Babcock requires a loamy and sandy soil with a ph of 4.5 - 7.5 - it grows best in moderately acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Babcock from seed

Transplanting Babcock

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Babcock is a hardy plant.

Harvesting Babcock

Expect harvests to start to occur in mid summer.

Babcock folklore & trivia

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.