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O'Henry Peach

The O'Henry is one of the most popular peach varieties for the home garden. The fruit quite large with dark red skin over a yellow blush. The flesh is yellow with red streaks radiating out from the pit. A very popular commercial variety introduced by renown fruit hybridist Grant Merrill
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USDA ZONES: 6-9 Outdoors
 
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O'Henry Peach is self-fertile, but the fruit crop will be larger if the tree is planted with a second tree.

Description

Prunus persica 'O'Henry'

The O'Henry is one of the most popular peach varieties for the home garden. The fruit quite large with dark red skin over a yellow blush. The flesh is yellow with red streaks radiating out from the pit. A very popular commercial variety introduced by renown fruit hybridist Grant Merrill in 1968 and assigned to Burchell nursery, O'Henry quickly became a grocery store and farmers market favorite. After being introduced to the home garden market it remained has continually remained one of the top selling varieties. This is a freestone selection with a complex flavor, rich and sweet with a slight tang. The long hang time allows for a number of different eating experiences from a firm smooth textured fruit with a slight snap to the skin to an intense sweet juice running down your arm eating experience. The O'Henry is great for all your favorite peach usages, canning, baking, preserves or of course fresh eating. Try the firm ripe O'Henry on the grill, the concentration of sugars achieved off the grill is a real summer treat. Once harvested it will keep in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days. This is the real peach lovers peach, don't forget to include it in your successive ripening plan as a late mid season selection.

Characteristics
Fruit Color:
Yellow
Ripens:
July - August
Sun/Shade:
Full Sun
Water Needs:
regular water
Soil Type:
well-draining
Soil pH Level:
pH of 6.5
Tree Size:
Top height of 20 feet without pruning. Can be kept to any height below 10 feet with summer pruning.
Years to Bear:
2
Pollination:
Self Pollinating
Bloom Color:
Cold Hardy:
N/A
Primary USDA Zone Range:
6 - 9
Secondary USDA Zone Range:
N/A
Chill Hours:
500 - 600
Size & Spacing

Top height of 20 feet without pruning. Can be kept to any height below 10 feet with summer pruning.

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

Planting & Care
Peaches require a full sun location with at least 8 hours of direct sunlight, favoring the morning sun. This is the drying sun and helps to control moisture related disease problems. Peaches require good draining soils. If poor drainage is suspected mound or create raised beds of 12 to 18 inches tall by 3 to 4 feet wide and plant directly into either using native soil. Mulch 3 to 4 inches deep out 3 feet from the outside of the canopy to control erosion, soil moisture and to keep roots cool in the hot summer. All soils differ in how they retain moisture, become familiar with your soil moisture needs. Trees do not like to go completely dry between watering’s nor do they respond well to frequent watering that keeps the soil too wet. Pay attention to how your tree and the soil it is planted in responds and adjust your watering as needed.
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