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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varities that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone
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that your hariness zone lies within the zone compatibility of the variety that you are
Muir is self-fertile, but the fruit crop will be
if the tree is planted with a second tree.
Prunus persica 'Muir'
The Muir peach was the number #1 canning and drying peach in California at the beginning of the 20th Century. One of the most resistant varieties of peaches to Peach Leaf Curl.
Thought to be a seedling of the still popular heirloom, Crawford Peach. Its rich sweet flavor along with the fine- grained yellow flesh, make this a great all round, all-purpose home garden peach.
Discovered by Dixon Ca. farmer John Muir and introduced a well know Winters Ca. peach grower Q.W Thissell in 1879.
This mid-season ripening fruit is great in zone 5-9 and is the perfect selection for anywhere that Peach Leaf Curl is a problem. The wonderful summer blooms are also a wonderful feature of the Muir peach.
Plant this along with other Peach leaf curl resistance varieties like Frost, Q-1-8 or Indian Free for a continuous summer harvest of Leaf Curl free selections.
Peaches can get up to 20 feet tall but can be held below 10 feet with summer pruning
8 to 10 Feet on Center, can be held to any size with summer pruning
Peaches and Nectarines 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 and Nectarines 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. White Peaches and nectarines are susceptible to moisture related diseases and benefit from being planted where they get the earliest morning sun, the drying sun. 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