Flavorcrest Peach

Container Size: #3

$49.99
Item #332.
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USDA ZONES: 5-9 Outdoors
 
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Is This Plant Self Pollinating?

Flavorcrest Peach is self-fertile, but the fruit crop will be larger if the tree is planted with a second tree.

Description

Prunus persica 'Flavorcrest'

Flavorcrest is another of the traditional commercial varieties out of the 1970's that have become home garden Favorites. Introduced in Fresno California in1974, the Flavorcrest fast became well know to growers around the United States. Ripening 7 to 10 days before Red Haven Peach and almost a month earlier than Elberta it fit the perfect early time slot for most commercial growers. Medium to large size fruit with red over yellow skin, with a rich sweet smooth yellow flesh and plenty juicy. Winter bud hardy but susceptible to bacterial spot where it is present. Spray in spring and prune to keep tree open for sunlight penetration and air circulation to help control the problem Self -fruitful, freestone and dependable heavy crops that hang on for quite a while. Enjoy when the fruit is firm ripe all the way up to when the juice runs down your arm with every bite.

Characteristics
Fruit Color:
Yellow
Ripens:
June - July
Sun/Shade:
Full Sun
Water Needs:
regular water
Soil Type:
well-draining
Soil pH Level:
pH of 7
Tree Size:

25' height with 20' spread, can be held to below 10 feet with summer pruning

Years to Bear:
2
Pollination:
Self Pollinating
Bloom Color:
Cold Hardy:
to 25° F
Primary USDA Zone Range:
5 - 9
Secondary USDA Zone Range:
N/A
Chill Hours:
500 - 750
Size & Spacing

25' height with 20' spread, can be held 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 soil. If poor drainage is suspected, consider mounding 18 to 24 inches high by 4 feet wide or build a raised bed of 12 to 18 inches high and 3 feet square. Use native soil and plant directly into the mound or raised bed. Mulching helps retain moisture and stabilize the mound and cool 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 they get at least 8 hours of direct sunlight. avoid areas where cold air or frost 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. Pruning in the summer to control the height of your tree. Below 10 feet is recommended to simplify maintenance and harvesting.
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