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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varities that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone
corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. For best results, make
that your hariness zone lies within the zone compatibility of the variety that you are
Q-1-8 ( Salish Summer Peach) is self-fertile, but the fruit crop will be
if the tree is planted with a second tree.
Prunus persica 'Q-1-8'
Q-1-8 White Peach also known as Salish Summer peach is a WSU research station at Mt. Vernon, Washington release that is Peach Leaf Curl Resistant. A real treat, the Q-1-8 is a rare white fleshed peach with great flavor. This semi freestone is sweet and very juicy with just a hint of acid to add a bit of spice to experience. Ripening in the mid season this peach is a must have for those areas where peach leaf curl is a problem, this is a variety that will limit your use of sprays and give you great fruit as well. The Blooms of the Q-1-8 are out standing as well so it makes a nice accent tree.
Q-1-8, grows to 20 feet if left unpruned. It can be maintained at 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