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Honey Babe Mini Peach Tree is self-fertile, but the fruit crop will be
if the tree is planted with a second tree.
Prunus persica 'Honeybabe'
Honey Babe Mini peach has been the standard for miniature peaches for over a quarter century. Sweet yellow fleshed freestone is set on a tree that grows only 5 feet tall. This early Zaiger introduction is self-fruitful and sets a tremendous crop of full size peaches. In fact the crop is so big that the Honey Babe requires thinning each year to avoid branches breaking. Excellent for fresh eating off the tree, the fruit is sweet and juicy with a rich peach flavor. The full compact nature of the tree makes it a perfect landscape accent plant. With a full canopy of semi double pink blooms in the spring and the dense green canopy allow it to be planted front and center in the landscape. Great crops are to be expected but get even heavier crops when planted with the Nectar Babe. Enjoy both peach and nectarine harvest off of trees that take up little to no space
Genetic Dwarf fruit trees require little space. Growing between 5 to 8 feet tall and 5 to 6 feet wide. they can be trained as a single specimen or grown as a hedgerow planted 3 to 4 feet on center.
How you prune determines what spacing. Closer for hedgerow
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. Miniature Peach trees are very productive and will set heavy crops if you let them. Thin heavily to avoid limb breakage. Prune in the summer to control the height and shape of your tree.