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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
Red Baron is self-fertile, but the fruit crop will be
if the tree is planted with a second tree.
Prunus persica 'Red Baron'
This is the foundation plant for the edible landscape. The Red Baron peach is both wonderfully flavored and absolutely a spring flowering knockout. The richly flavored yellow freestone is truly a surprise for a low chill peach. Requiring as little a 250 chill the Red Baron has become a favorite in the southern climate zones. But the dark red blooms in the early spring is where it all begins each year. The showy double red blossoms put on quite a show and earn this tree a focal point in any landscape. Mid July ripening and self-fruitful the freestone fruit is harvested when fully ripe and serves up one of the finest flavored mid season peaches known. Not a keeper you will have to enjoy this one as it comes ready. Juice running down your arm sweetness and unbelievable spring color make this a must have in any landscape
The Red Baron peach will grow to 20 feet if left unchecked. Keep the tree below 10 feet with summer pruning to allow for easy maintenance and harvesting.
8 to 10 Feet on Center, can be held to any size with summer pruning
Peaches prefer light, well-drained, soil. The Red Baron requires spring free of frost. Peaches grow best in full sun with at least 8 hours worth of direct sunlight. Always favor the morning sun as it is the drying sun and will help to control moisture related disease.
If poor drainage is suspected plant the tree on a mound 24 inches height by 4 feet wide or a raise bed at at least 12 to 18 inches high. Us native soil and plant directly into the mound or raised bed. Mulch to control settling in the mound and to keep roots cool and to cut down evaporation and save water
Water regularly, at least weekly, during the first year. Keep the soil evenly moist, but not wet. Prune the trees annually during the summer to control tree size. keep trees under 10 feet for easy maintenance and harvesting, contact your local Ag Extension Agent for your local peach tree care recommendations. Enjoy clouds of showy red blossoms in the Spring.
The Red Baron peach is a low chill selection and one of the top selections out of the University of Florida. This early ripening variety requires only 150 hours chill and ripens in late April making it one of the earliest peaches you can grow . You'll love its red-dappled beauty, soft yellow flesh and wonderful taste.
As early peaches go the flavor is always a question, not with the Red Baron and to add the peaches hold well on the tree just getting better and better, so there's no need to pick them all at once.
Only for zones that have consistent warm spring weather, this peach grows in the low chill climates that few others produce. Red Baron peaches are a good choice for a home orchard in warm climates.