Babcock Peach

The Babcock proved to be just that, freestone, extra sweet fruit with a smooth juicy flesh, it was better than anything else of the time. The fruit is medium-sized, red-blushed with creamy white flesh. Babcock peaches are low acid, sweet, juicy, and fragrant, and always a taste test favorite! Container Size: #3

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USDA ZONES: 7-9 Outdoors
 
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Babcock Peach is self-fertile, but the fruit crop will be larger if the tree is planted with a second tree.

Description

Prunus persica 'Babcock'

The Babcock introduced in 1933, is one of the early introductions of white peach that became a standard in the California home garden. The Babcock remains a home garden favorite today! A cross done in 1909 between the popular Strawberry white peach and the white fleshed Peento or donut peach, the juiciness and flavor were to become the standard for all white fleshed peaches for decades. University of California researchers E.B Babcock and C O Smith were looking for a low chill variety of peach for Southern California. The Babcock proved to be just that, freestone, extra sweet fruit with a smooth juicy flesh, it was better than anything else of the time. The fruit is medium-sized, red-blushed with creamy white flesh. Babcock peaches are low acid, sweet, juicy, and fragrant, and always a taste test favorite! Ripening in the mid season the peach is self-fruitful requiring only 250 hours of chill.

Characteristics
Fruit Color:
White
Ripens:
July - August
Sun/Shade:
Full Sun
Water Needs:
regular water
Soil Type:
well-draining
Soil pH Level:
pH of 6.5
Tree Size:

25' height with 20' spread

Can be held to under 10 feet with summer pruning.
Years to Bear:
2
Pollination:
Self Pollinating
Bloom Color:
Cold Hardy:
to 30° F
Primary USDA Zone Range:
7 - 9
Secondary USDA Zone Range:
N/A
Chill Hours:
400 - 500
Size & Spacing

25' height with 20' spread

Can be held to under 10 feet with summer pruning.

Space 8 to 10 feet on center

Planting & Care
Peaches prefer well-drained soil. If poor drainage is suspected, consider mounding 18 to 12 inches high by 4 feet wide of build a raised bed of 12 to 18 inches high and 3 feet square. Plant directly in the mound or raised bed. Mulching helps retain moisture and stabilizes the soil temperature. Mulch to 3 to 4 inches deep and 3 to 4 feet outside the canopy. Peaches grow best in full sun in a location where cold air or frost will not settle. Choose a protected location that is sheltered from wind. Water regularly, to get Most established, during the first year. Peach trees are extremely fast growing and will grow to 20' tall if you let them. All fruit trees can be kept under 10 feet tall. Pruning in the summer to control the height of your tree is recommended to simplify maintenance and harvesting.
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