Tropic Beauty Peach

As early peaches go the flavor is always a question, not with the Tropic beauty 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. You'll love its red-dappled beauty, soft yellow flesh and wonderful taste. Container Size: 3 Gallon
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USDA ZONES: 9-10 Outdoors
 
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Tropic Beauty Peach is self-fertile, but the fruit crop will be larger if the tree is planted with a second tree.

Description

Prunus persica 'Tropic Beauty'

The Tropic Beauty 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 Tropic beauty 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. Tropic Beauty peaches are a good choice for a home orchard in warm climates.
Characteristics
Fruit Color:
Deep yellow
Ripens:
April - May
Sun/Shade:
Full Sun
Water Needs:
regular water
Soil Type:
well-draining
Soil pH Level:
pH of 6.5
Tree Size:
25' height with 20' spread can be held to under 10 feet with summer pruning
Years to Bear:
2
Pollination:
Self Pollinating
Bloom Color:
Cold Hardy:
to 30° F
Primary USDA Zone Range:
9 - 10
Secondary USDA Zone Range:
N/A
Chill Hours:
100 - 200
Size & Spacing

25' height with 20' spread can be held to under 10 feet with summer pruning

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

Planting & Care
Peaches prefer light, well-drained, soil. The Tropic Beauty 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 pink blossoms in the Spring.
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