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Belle of Georgia
(a.k.a. GA Belle)
This antique variety is has long been held in
the memories of southern childhoods as one of the best peaches ever eaten.
The large freestone peach ripens to a greenish-white with a slight
blush. White and melting, the very sweet flesh is excellent for fresh
eating and ice cream. Ripens early August.
High chill. Zones 6 - 9. (850 c.h.)
as a replacement for Loring, Bounty is a very large, firm freestone peach of
exceptional quality and flavor. The winter hardiness and red color exceed
that of Loring. Resistance to bacterial leaf spot is good. Great for fresh
eating, cooking and canning. Ripens mid-late August.
Zones 5-8 (800 c.h.)
A very pretty and large freestone peach that is
making its mark on the fruit scene. The firm flesh is sweet, aromatic and flavorful.
The tree is hardy and very productive with one of the highest chill
requirements at 1050 chill hours.
Ripens in mid to late August. Zones 4-7. (1050 c.h.)
Another variety developed in Michigan with a
high chilling requirement so to escape most late spring frosts. Medium to
large freestone fruit that are very round and firm. Its attractive yellow
with deep red skin covers yellow melting flesh with excellent flavor. Its
firmness and resistance to browning makes it great for canning and
freezing. Ripens early to mid August. High chill. Zones 5-9a. (950 c.h.)
The best known variety of freestone peach,
Elberta has red blushed skin over yellow melting flesh. With a sweet
flavor, it is used for fresh eating, canning, cooking and desserts. Ripens first part of August.
Zones 5-8. (850 c.h.)
Encore! Encore! Who wouldn’t want more of this
gem? Large, firm evenly-colored peaches hold freestone, extra sweet and
juicy flesh. Late-ripening to finish out the season wonderfully. Trees are
reliable producers, cold-hardy and resistant to bacterial leaf spot.
Ripens late Aug – early Sept. Zones 5-7. (950 chill hours)
Like its namesake, Intrepid is a sure fire hit with
large crops of large, firm freestone fruit. The peaches color up to red over yellow
covering sweet, yellow flesh. The tree and buds are especially hardy even to temps
of -20°F, with a very high chill requirement of 1050 chill hours. Ripens in mid to late August. Zones 4-7. (1050 c.h.)
A requested variety, Loring is a large attractive freestone peach with
bright red color over yellow. Flesh is firm with excellent flavor and
quality. Good for fresh eating, cooking, canning and freezing. Tree is
vigorous and highly productive. Resistant to bacterial leaf spot. High chill.
Ripens mid to late August. Zones 6-8. (800 c.h.)
best of the early white peaches, Raritan Rose has held it’s popularity
since the 1920’s with good reason. The white with pink skinned fruit are
freestone with melting, white, juicy and sweet flesh. Great for fresh
eating, ice cream and jams. Fruit are produced prolifically on the hardy
and vigorous trees. Ripens Late July. Zones 6-8. (750 chill hours)
This yellow freestone peach is large and firm with a red blush over gold.
The flesh is smooth and sweet excellent for fresh eating and canning. The tree is vigorous and early bearing. Zones 5-8. (950 c.h.)
A very hardy, high chill
variety introduced by the University of New Hampshire. This yellow freestone has soft juicy flesh, grows medium to
large, and is of very good quality. Ripens last of July to early August.
High chill. Zones 4-8. (1050 c.h.)
large attractive red-skinned freestone peaches hold an aromatic white
flesh. The firm fruit mature to a melting smooth texture inside with an
exceptional sweet flavor. Great for fresh eating, cooking and canning. The
low acid content is preferable for those with sensitive stomachs.
Developed by the Univ. of Arkansas, White County shows resistance
to bacterial leaf spot and highly productive.
Ripens mid July. Zones 5-8. (750 c.h.)
One of the best, Fantasia is a very large red
freestone. The firm smooth yellow flesh is juicy and has a great sweet
flavor. Eaten fresh or used for cooking and freezing. Ripens mid July to
early August. Zones 6-9.
Our longtime favorite for productivity,
sweetness and cobblers! Red Gold has pretty solid red skin over the large
fruit. A yellow freestone with melting juicy flesh. Trees are very productive,
winter hardy, and early bearing. Self-fruitful. Ripens early August.
High chill. Zones 5-8.(850 c.h.)
A cousin to Hargrande, Harogem fruit are of medium size with a bright red
glossy blush over orange coloring. The flesh is orange, firm, and freestone with good flavor. Excellent for fresh
eating as well as drying, cooking and a pretty jam. Trees are upright, productive and very cold hardy with
resistance to brown rot, perennial canker and somewhat resistant to bacterial spot. Though partially self-pollinating, larger
crops are achieved with cross-pollination with another variety. Ripens late July into August.
A newer introduction, Hargrande has it all! This very large apricot has
beautiful yellow-orange coloring, is firm, and is freestone. It makes a brightly colored jam and is great
for fresh eating, drying, baking and juice. The tree is extremely hardy and resistant to brown rot, bacterial spot,
canker, and peach leaf curl. Though partially self-pollinating, larger crops are achieved with cross-pollination with
another variety. Ripens mid-July. Zones 4-7a.
For beautiful, productive, and healthy trees, we recommended that peaches and nectarines be planted in full sun with a minimum spacing of 18-20 ft. for good sun and air circulation. A soil pH of 6.5 - 7.0 is preferred, so most soils will need added lime; check with your extension agent for a soil test.
All the varieties we offer are self-pollinating, and the expected bearing age is 2-3 years old.
High chill varieties (750+ chill
hours) bloom later in spring and are recommended in
Zones 5 - 7. Start your trees off right with our Orchard Starter Tablets, then fertilize the following springs with a complete fruit fertilizer. Liming may be needed annually also. With heavy crop sets, thinning to every 6"
along the branch when the fruit reaches 50 cent size is important to keep fruit size and quality at a maximum. We only carry standard stone-fruit trees because dwarf rootstocks for these plants start to decline after 7 years. Standard trees can be easily kept to a dwarf size using the open bowl pruning method and yearly pruning.
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