Belle of Georgia

The Belle of Georgia is a large fruit with a firm white flesh, with a red tint. Very bud hardy and disease resistant. Its wonderful flavor is enjoyed straight off the tree or for cooking and canning. Self-fruitful and a late mid season ripening time.
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USDA ZONES: 5-9 Outdoors
 
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Belle of Georgia is self-fertile, but the fruit crop will be larger if the tree is planted with a second tree.

Description

Prunus persica 'Belle of Georgia'

One of the Original Georgia Peaches, the Belle Of Georgia has been a favorite almost since its discovery in Georgia around 1870. Along with the the Elberta, the Belle of Georgia have become renowned as the Original Georgia Peaches. The Belle of Georgia is a large fruit with a firm white flesh, with a red tint. This fruits fine flavor has delighted home gardener for over 130 years. Self fruitful and a vigorous grower, it is known for its reliable production where other peach varieties struggle. Very bud hardy and disease resistant. Its wonderful flavor is enjoyed straight off the tree or for cooking and canning. Self-fruitful and a late mid season ripening time. Like the Elberta, the Belle Of Georgia is a seedling of the Chinese Cling peach both coming from seed given to two of Colonel Lewis Rumph nephews that would become two of the most important fruit varieties in US history.
Characteristics
Fruit Color:
White
Ripens:
August - September
Sun/Shade:
Full Sun
Water Needs:
regular water
Soil Type:
well-draining
Soil pH Level:
pH of 6.5
Tree Size:
Peach trees can grow to 20 feet or taller but can be maintained to below 10 feet with Summer Pruning.
Years to Bear:
2
Pollination:
Requires Pollenizer
Bloom Color:
Cold Hardy:
to 20° F
Primary USDA Zone Range:
5 - 9
Secondary USDA Zone Range:
N/A
Chill Hours:
800 - 900
Size & Spacing

Peach trees can grow to 20 feet or taller but can be maintained to below 10 feet with Summer Pruning.

8 to 10 Feet on Center, can be held to any size with summer pruning

Planting & Care
Peaches prefer light, well-drained. If poor drainage is suspected, consider mounding 12 to 18 inches high by 4 feet wide or build a raised bed of 12 to 18 inches high and 3 to 4 foot square. Plant directly in the mound or raised bed. Mulching helps retain moisture and stabilize the soil and keep the mound from settling or washing away, as well as controlling 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 established, during the first year. Peach trees are very productive and will grow to 20' tall if you let them. It is best to keep your trees 10 feet or below. Pruning in the summer to control the height of your tree is recommended to simplify maintenance and harvesting.
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