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Peach
Scientific Name: Prunus persica
Synonym:
Family: Rosaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 8-10,12-16,19-21,29,30,33,35
USDA: 5-9b

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Probably China

Growth Habits: Small deciduous tree

Watering Needs: Moderate water, needs good drainage

Propagation: Best by grafting


Selected Varieties
Variety Zones
(Sunset)
Season Maturity Zone 13 Remarks Self-Fertile
August Pride 12,13 Early July Large, sweet, aromatic, rich flavor. Large, all-purpose yellow freestone for mild-winter climates. Sweet, aromatic, rich flavor, one of the best. Chilling requirement less than 300 hours.  
Babcock 12,13,15,16,19-24 Early June White fleshed freestone. Sweet, juicy and aromatic. Low in acid. Long-time favorite white-fleshed freestone. Sweet and juicy, aromatic, low in acid. Very high-scoring in taste test. Chilling requirement of 250-300 hours. x
Belle of Georgia 2,10 Mid   White flesh, soft and juicy. Very productive.  
Bonanza Miniature 12,13 Early 5/15-6/15 Popular yellow freestone - large fruit is sweet, low in acid, with a mild, refreshing flavor. Mid-to-late May in low desert climates. Five- to six-foot tree. Chilling requirement very low, 250 hours or less. x
Cresthaven 2,10 Mid   Yellow, juicy freestone. Firm and flavorful.  
Desert Gold 8,9,12,13,23 Early 5/15-6/15 Very early ripening: mid-May in Arizona. Tree-ripened fruit has good flavor and sweetness for such an early variety. Yellow Clingstone. Heavy bearing. Chilling requirement of 250 hours. x
Desert Red 12,13 Early 4/15-5/15 An excellent quality, firm cling peach that has good color. Produces large fruit when thinned and girdled. Chilling requirement of 200-300 hours. x
Earligrande 12,13 Early May Large yellow fruit with a distinctive point. Excellent flavor. Medium size, low-chill peach from Gulf Coast Texas. Yellow semi-freestone. Very early (May). Successful in Arizona and similar climates. Chilling requirement of 200-275 hours. x
Eva’s Pride 12,13 Early May Delicious, fine-flavored peach with very low-chilling requirement. Medium- to large-sized yellow freestone. Ripens early-to-late May. Chilling requirement of 100-200 hours. x
Fay Elberta 2,3,6-11,14,15,18,19 M-L Mid-Late Large size, good flavor, little red blush, good producer.  
Flordagrande 12,13,18-24 Early 4/15-5/15 Excellent yellow-fleshed semi-freestone peach. Flesh will have some red coloration at maturity. Requires less than 100 chill hours.  
Flordaking 12,13,18-24 Early 4/15-5/15 High quality early season peach. Large, firm, flavorful semi-freestone, very sweet when fully ripe. Mid-May in warm winter climates. Chilling requirement 450 hours or less. x
Flordaprince 12,13,18-24 Early 4/15-5/15 Large to medium size red blush fruit. Semi-clingstone. Needs thinning to make size. From Florida, successfully grown in Arizona. Yellow, semi-cling, larger fruit than Desert Gold, more tolerant of desert heat. Ripens late April to early May in Arizona. Very good quality when tree-ripe. Chilling requirement of 100-150 hours. x
Midpride 12,13 Mid June Yellow freestone. Excellent quality. Best yellow freestone for warm winter climates. Mid-season peach. Chilling requirement of 250 hours. x
Ranger 3,5,9,14-16,18 Mid   Large yellow fruit. Freestone wither excellent flavor.  
Red Globe 3,6-11,14-16 Mid   Large yellow fruit with red markings. Freestone  
Redhaven 3,5,12,14-16 Mid   Medium size fruit. Sets heavy crops and requires heavy thinning.  
Redskin 1,3,6-12,14-16 Mid   Yellow flesh with red blush. Heavy producer. Freestone  
Reliance 4-9 Late   Winter hardy. Flesh is soft, juicy and yellow. Freestone.  
Rio Oso Gem 3,7-9,14,15 Mid   Large fruit with red skin. Freestone.  
Tropic Beauty 12,13 Early 5/15-6/15 Excellent quality yellow flesh, firm freestone peach. Produces a large fruit when thinned and girdled properly. Chilling requirement of 100-200 hours. Good for the low desert. Ripens early May. x
Tropic Snow 12,13 Early May Skin is white with red blush. White sweet flesh. Freestone. Medium-sized fruit. Skin is white with red blush. White sweet flesh. Good flavor. Freestone. Ripens early May. Chilling requirement 150-200 hours. x
Tropic Sweet 12,13 Early 5/15-6/15 Yellow fleshed large freestone. Good quality freestone, yellow-fleshed peach. Fruit are very large when thinned and girdled properly. Ripens just after Tropic Beauty. Chilling requirement of 100-200 hours. Ripens mid-May. x
ValleGrande 12,13 Early 5/15-6/15 Medium fruit, semi-freestone. Chilling requirement of 200 hours.  
Source: University of Arizona: Cooperative Extension

Blooming Habits:
Pink or red flowers.

Fruiting Habits:


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