Standard on Lovell rootstock with at least three different varieties.
Possible Varieties:Frost, Q-1-8, Indian Free, and Muir.
Chill hours: 600-800
Harvest: July 10 - September 1
Looks: Freestones with skins of light red blush, to peach to yellow. Gold to crimson flesh.
Personality: All have rich, sweet flavor.
Facts of note: Excellent fresh, canned or dried. Includes some of the all time taste test winners. Lovely spring blooms.
Pollination: Self-fruitful or pollinated by other peaches on the tree.
Enjoy three different varieties on one tree! Multi-grafted trees have three different varieties grafted onto one rootstock so you can enjoy more variety and extended harvests in one third the space. Extremely vigorous trees requiring regular pruning and thinning. Needs fertile, well drained soils. Tend to bloom early and may be difficult to crop in late frost areas. Plant several varieties for continued supply, as ripe fruit does not store well. Susceptible to peach leaf curl, brown rot, oriental fruit moth and peach twig borer. Trees are 2 years old and should begin to fruit in their 3rd year. Lovell rootstock is more tolerant of wet soils than Nemaguard. Also more cold hardy. Susceptible to nematodes in sandy soils. Produces a standard height tree. By pruning you can keep your tree at any height.
Please Note: Although most of our bare-root trees arrive to our warehouse in mid-December, there are a few varieties -- Almond, Mulberry, Walnut, Persimmon, and Jujube -- that will not arrive until mid-January. If you order any of those varieties along with varieties that arrive in mid-December, your order will be delayed for shipment until mid-January unless you ask us to split your shipments and agree to pay any additional shipping charges resulting from two separate shipments.
Check out our Fruit Tree Harvest Chart to plan for successive harvests.
I live at about 2800ft elevation. I planted this tree in early March. It was the last tree to leaf out and it took until early Mayl. I see new growth daily, but it still mostly has hot pink flowers on it (beautiful) My advice-be patient. I was worried that it has taken such a long time to show any sign of life while friends trees had leafed out 2 months before mine at slightly lower elevations. Now I can't wait for fruit!Review by kim (on 5/11/12)